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Wine of the Week: Gordon Estate 2010 Merlot - ColumbiaValley @GordonEstate


Can you fall in love with a wine?
A wine worth pondering.

Gordon Estate is located in the heart of the Columbia Valley in Washington State. They are the oldest estate winery in Washington State and use only estate-grown grapes in making their hand-crafted Washington wines.

In 1980, Jeff Gordon, along with his wife, Vicki and brother Bill decided to plant wine grapes on a sagebrush-covered slope overlooking the Snake River in southeastern Washington’s Columbia Valley. In 1985, he released his first small lot of Chardonnay wine produced from their estate vines.

Gordon Estate, previously known as "Gordon Brothers," has been served at my table for over 25 years. I encourage you to discover the wines of Gordon Estate. A true Washington original.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Dark garnet to plum.
Nose: Spicy with cumin, black currant, licorice, gingerbread, cherry cordial, complex with a lot going on, background with hints of savory vegetal and dark chocolate. Layered.
Palate: Creamy, silky mouth feel, lovely grip on tongue and gums, delicious dark fruit, cherry cordial, black currant, dark chocolate, edged with tar and rich soil, mouth filling sexy long finish. Can you fall in love with a wine?

Day two: Earthy berry, vegetal background, candied black currant, black licorice, super sexy nose. Bright, smooth, berry, dark chocolate, coffee, dry, tannin most present on the tongue. 

Thoughts: Ready to go at opening, expansive after an hour. Lovely estate grown fruit made this a truly delicious locally produced Washington wine. Killer wine, especially since 2010 was a cool vintage. Well done Gordon Estate. Well done. Strongly Recommended.

Blend: 93% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure: Natural cork
ABV: 13.9%
SRP: $19.99
Paid: $14.59
Production: 3,800 cases


Visit the Gordon Estate Wine Bar
Broadmoor Park, 5236 Outlet Drive, Pasco, WA 99301
Monday – Thursday 11AM-10PM, Friday – Saturday 11AM-11PM, Sunday 11AM-9PM
HAPPY HOUR: Monday – Saturday from 3-6 PM, ALL DAY Sunday.
LADIES’ NIGHT: Every Thursday! Featuring wine cocktails for the ladies from 3-8 PM.
Contact: (509) 547-6331 ext. 112,

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