J Bookwalter Winery , 2009 Foreshadow Merlot

Our Foreshadow Merlot showcases our best Merlot vineyards in the Columbia Valley and Red Mountain appellations. A more classic, refined style of Merlot in that for the first time in 10 years we did not blend in Petit Verdot or Malbec but chose a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon which allowed for more grace and elegance. The wine parades a basket full of red fruits led by raspberries, Maraschino Cherries and cassis, perfume aromas of rose water, sandalwood, sage and cola are followed by very subtle tones of anise, leather and graphite. The wine enters the palate sweet, reveals a medium to full body on the mid palate and stays on course displaying a variety of the red fruits listed above. Slightly less powerful than previous vintages, but none the less intriguing given the secondary and tertiary flavors of figs, spices and bakers chocolate. Recommended cellaring for this Merlot is in the 5 – 8 year range however it will certainly age longer with proper care.

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Grape Variety or Blend
Merlot

Price Range
$30 - $50

AVA Designation
Columbia Valley

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