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Hogue Reserve Merlot 2005 Wahluke Slope, Washington

List Price: $29

What the Wine Critics Thought: Wine Spectator 90 Points Broad and generous, offering a lively mouthful of cherry, milk chocolate and clove flavors that mingle effectively on the long, expressive finish against firm tannins. Best from 2009 through 2013. 1,226 cases made. –HS

What We Thought: You know that this is about as good as Merlot gets when my staff decided that it was better than Northstar and equal to the Twomey at half the price. Full-bodied with gobs of super-ripe blackberry fruit, accented by dark chocolate and licorice notes, there is no lack of complexity in this incredible bottle. Renew your faith in Merlot – try this superb offering.