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Red Diamond Merlot Washington
4.03 average rating 26 ratingsrate it

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$7 price earns an extra star
by Shatzer12600943
2008 - An excellent value. This doesn't taste like what you expect from a $7 bottle. Very soft fruits with cherry and plum predominate. Very soft tannins with a smooth velvet texture reminiscent of Pinot Noirs. I'll be making this a regular addition to my shopping list.
Terrific Value
by Rivera13469674
This is a terrific value wine. The complexity of this merlot is well above its price point. It drinks well with hints of black cherry, currants, and spice, and ends with a relatively smooth finish.
very nice
by Miklos12371398
I rated this 2007 Merlot five stars. Much better than Concha Y Torro from Casillero del Diablo which was too dry (I thought it was a Cab). Red Diamond tasted to me as Morlot should.

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Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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