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Monday, July 26, 2010

Day 207 Drink: Barnard Griffin 2007 Merlot

Barnard Griffin Winery is a family-owned winery in Richland, Washington. Rob Griffin came to Washington 30 years ago and started making wine at Preston Winery. From 1984 to 1991 he was winemaker and general manager at Hogue Cellars. With wife Deborah Barnard, Barnard Griffin opened its tasting room in 1996.

Barnard Griffin 2007 Merlot pours a dark red color and has sophisticated dark fruit, wood and spice aromas. The wine has a good base of stone fruit flavors, with a smooth finish that goes very well with a variety of foods.

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