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Date Printed: 7/27/2014
Barnard Griffin Merlot 1999
Barnard Griffin Merlot 1999
(search item no. 24022)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 7/27/2014: $21.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pleasing varietal nose with notes of sweet blackberry and loganberry. Lively flavors of black fruit with a lingering finish. Try with lamb sausage, grilled ribs, or rich pasta dishes.
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About Barnard Griffin Winery:

Barnard Griffin Winery was established in 1983 by Winemaker Rob Griffin and his wife, Deborah Barnard. Rob saw the opportunity to make great wine in Washington and moved north in 1977. Pleased with his move to Washington, he says "The northern latitude of Washington and the ideally drained sandy soils of the Columbia Valley make it possible to produce deeply concentrated wines of pronounced character."