Desert Wind

Wahluke Slope Merlot

8.824 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Amber Fries

Communications Director for Duck Pond Cellars & Desert Wind Winery

8.7

Soft mouth feel and beautiful red fruits. Could use a couple of years to fully integrate and soften.

Soft mouth feel and beautiful red fruits. Could use a couple of years to fully integrate and soften.

Sep 28th, 2015
Scott Arnold

Excellent full bodied merlot develops and opens nicely in the glass, subtle dark berry fruit, nicely balanced despite 15% alcohol. 2014 vintage.

Excellent full bodied merlot develops and opens nicely in the glass, subtle dark berry fruit, nicely balanced despite 15% alcohol. 2014 vintage.

Apr 28th, 2018
Sheila Bell

Lovely Merlot

Lovely Merlot

Jun 16th, 2017
Peter J.

10.5 on three

10.5 on three

Jan 8th, 2014
Karen Bergquist

Wild Tempranillo with a hint of Merlot. Fresh and ready for a spicy red meat.

Wild Tempranillo with a hint of Merlot. Fresh and ready for a spicy red meat.

Jun 25th, 2016
Emily

Buttery. I like it.

Buttery. I like it.

Jan 14th, 2016
Martha Richards

Solid wine, little weak in the mouth and on the finish.

Solid wine, little weak in the mouth and on the finish.

Nov 7th, 2015
denise fricks

Good all around merlot. Went well with chili at dinner & dark chocolate for dessert. Good cherry-berry flavor.

Good all around merlot. Went well with chili at dinner & dark chocolate for dessert. Good cherry-berry flavor.

Feb 10th, 2015
Don Nunn

Made an excellent base for a tenderloin-roast reduction.

Made an excellent base for a tenderloin-roast reduction.

Dec 25th, 2012
John Berghoff

John had this 2 years ago

John had this 2 years ago

Sep 6th, 2016