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Northwest Collection Merlot

Northwest Collection Merlot


Northwest Collection Merlot is a very dark red wine.  It doesn’t seem to have any tannins.  It isn’t dry and doesn’t have any bitterness.  It isn’t a great wine for drinking.  I would suggest one glass max on this wine.  It tends to end with a bit of a headache otherwise.

I would not serve this one to dinner guests.

Overall I give this a 3/5.

Steelhead Vineyards Pinot Noir

Steelhead Vineyards Pinot Noir

This wine kicked my butt, but it did not call me names.

The aroma of Steelhead Pinot Noir is divine once you allow the wine to breathe.  It is the kind of smell that says, this will be a good wine.

The wine is smooth, but not overly smooth.  There is a hint of dryness to it and something that my pallet does not like.  I am sure that whatever that hint, that flavor is that my body did not like is exactly what started the room spinning on my second glass.

That is right, only two glasses of this wine and I couldn’t see straight.  Fortunately I somehow managed to avoid a hangover, but what happened?

Steelhead Pinot Noir bottle

Based on taste, texture, and flavor I would say this is a great wine.  Based on how it treated me I am leery to try it again.

I will give this wine a 3/5 for now.  Maybe I will try again and be able to up that rating to a 4.

Mark West

Mark West – Pinot Noir

Mark West Pinot Noir
Mark West Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir at 6.57 is very average.

3/5 on the Linda Scale.

The following notes are short and tend to be quickly taken after a quick sampling in the evening.

Mark West has a very neutral smell to it.  It is a bit bitter and dry.  This wine knocked me out, but I felt good the next day.

I would not suggest serving this to guests, but it is cheap enough to drink if you find it in your wine cabinet.