Gordon Brothers 2008 Merlot, Columbia Valley

Posted by Keith Wallace

Columbia Valley Merlot Review

Back in the day, when I sold wines for a living, I was a huge fan of the Gordon Brothers. They released their first wines in the early eighties to critical acclaim. The winery hit hard times in the early part of this century, and quality fell off noticeably.

With this wine, it’s clear they have righted the ship. Sourced from their estate vineyard, this is an excellent example of why Columbia Valley reds should be on everyone’s radar. The nose is redolent of cigar box, crème de cassis, and figs. The palate is rich and rewarding, with bitter chocolate and licorice on the attach and easing into rosemary and bing cherry.

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