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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
J. Bookwalter Foreshadow Merlot 2008
J. Bookwalter Foreshadow Merlot 2008
(search item no. 109338)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Foreshadow Merlot showcases our best Merlot vineyards in the Columbia Valley and Red Mountain appellations. If color is any indication of a wine's concentration, this wine is as hedonistic as a Merlot you will find. The wine shows dark, sweet aromas of plums, blueberries and boysenberries wrapped in sandalwood, wet stone and resin. The wine enters the palate sweet, shows considerable weight on the mid palate and stays on course showing a variety of fruits from the dark skinned fruit family, fruits like blackberry, blueberry, and black currants. These fruits are accented by flavors of roasted meats, baking spices and hints of graphite and slate. Given the nature of this wine's concentrated dark fruit core, I would recommend cellaring before 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.