2016 Bookwalter Merlot Readers

Year: 2016
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 87
Jeb Dunnuck: 86
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.8%
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"Refined and layered, with polished currant, tomato leaf and spice flavors that take on complexity toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026. 1,621 cases made. -TF" (WS)

"The 2016 Readers Merlot has healthy fruit aromas of plums and cherries, with a soft floral focus. The palate is clean and correct, showing a softer Merlot with touches of minerality. The wine is balanced and has an honest expression and mild finish. 1,621 cases produced." (WA)

"The Merlot-dominated 2016 Merlot Readers is largely in the same style, with a sappy, green herb edge as well as pretty red fruits, medium body, ripe tannins, and a good finish." (JD)

"Older vine fruit from Conner Lee and Dionysus vineyards make up the heart of this wine, blended with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec, which express themselves. Lively aromas of green pepper, dark raspberry, herb, black currant, spice and plum lead to supremely rich, ripe, full-bodied, creamy-feeling dark fruit flavors." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Our 2016 Readers Merlot is a fantastic value. Dark red in color, the wine opens up with aromatics of Black fruit, deep plum, spice, violets, and black tea. Focused on the palate, the big fruit continues to shine through with flavors of blackberries and dark spices. The soft tannin carries the wine to a long finish. Enjoyable by itself or paired with a delicious pizza, this wine is one to enjoy as an everyday drinker.