Those who think merlot is wimpy must explore this one, as well as all merlots from Washington State. Roasted cherries, soft leather and cinnamon make this wine robust and elegant at the same time. 4 stars out of 5. Sweetness=1 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $22
Taylor is a self-proclaimed Southern foodie, turned Californian food, wine, and gardening hipster.