Hogue 2000 Columbia Valley Merlot ($10.99)
Dark, slightly hazy garnet. Wild cherry, vanilla and spice on the nose and palate. Ripe fruit and new oak in a simple flavor that conveys an impression of slight sweetness. Harsh tannins become more evident with time in the glass. US Importer: (Apr 7, 2002)
FOOD MATCH: Works well with pan-grilled filet mignon.
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