This Merlot from Desert Wind is an excellent value entry-level Merlot from Washington. If your'e still skeptical about Merlot after all these years, give this one a try to get you back into them - great fruit and good tannins make this an excellent wine.
Desert Wind's beautiful winery is perched on a bluff overlooking the Yakima River. Their two estate vineyards lie at the foot of the Saddle Mountains in Eastern Washington's Columbia Valley region known for its fierce summer conditions. Desert Wind's wines are handcrafted using small lots of fruit and extended barrel aging to create unique flavors. These wines are some of best values we've come across.More from this winery
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