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Date Printed: 11/21/2014
Barnard Griffin Merlot 2008
Barnard Griffin Merlot 2008
(search item no. 111010)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/21/2014: $17.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Offers fabulous aromas of plum sauce, chocolaty oak and dark berries. Luscious cherry, plum and blackberry fruit flavors are shaded by spicy oak and bittersweet chocolate notes. Ripe tannins and perky acicity provide excellent structure.

Choose cuisine that calls for a young, fruity, full-bodied red.

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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."