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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
J. Bookwalter Foreshadow Merlot 2007
J. Bookwalter Foreshadow Merlot 2007
(search item no. 109013)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Foreshadow Merlot showcases our best Merlot vineyards in the Columbia Valley and Red Mountain appellations. The wine shows classic Merlot varietal characters and exhibits aromas of spice and subtle dried herbs, black olive, bright red to slightly dark fruit with finishing scents of vanilla and sandalwood. The wine enters the palate sweet, has a medium plus weight in the mid palate and exhibits flavors of baker's chocolate, black cherries, cola and anise. The wine finishes with beautifully integrated fine-grained tannins and firm acidity. Given the nature of this wine's concentrated dark fruit core, tannin structure and acidity, I would recommend cellaring before near term consumption. Optimal cellaring for this merlot is in the 5–8 year range, however it will certainly age longer with proper care.
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About J. Bookwalter:

Jerry Bookwalter has been in agriculture since graduating from UC Davis with a degree in Ag. Production in 1962. His past career as manager for Sagemoor Farms has given way to vineyard management and winemaking. Jerry began making wine in 1983. Wines include award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Muscat Blanc and Merlot as well as Red Table Wine, Johannisberg Riesling and Chenin Blanc.