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Wine Reviews --> Merlot --> Hogue Reserve Merlot 2006 Wahluke Slope, Washington

Hogue Reserve Merlot 2006 Wahluke Slope, Washington

List Price: $29

What the Wine Critics Thought: Wine Enthusiast 91 Points Despite the high (15.4%) alcohol, this sleek and textural Merlot manages to seem elegant. It neatly laces together a rich range of black fruits, annotated with black olive, smoke and earth. Astringent and polished tannins complete a sexy, seductive bottle. —P.G.

What We Thought: Brambly blackberry fruit and a little alcoholic heat on the nose leads to gobs of blackberry and black cherry fruit, accompanied by some dark chocolate notes in a smooth, full-bodied package.