W.H. Smith Wines-Pinot Noir-Maritime-Sonoma Coast-California-2008-13.5% Alcohol-$34.99-A nose of cherries and spice, medium ruby in color. A medium to full bodied Pinot, with black cherry, blueberries, cola and spice, a little heat still, and tart, decant. WS-84 WE-92 CR-88 Good with seafood, cheeses and salad.
Columbia Crest-H3-Merlot-Columbia Crest-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2009-14.5% Alcohol-$10.79-A nose of cherry and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Merlot, with blackberry, cherry, dusty chocolate and spice on finish, a very good QPR. WS-89 WE-86 CR-89 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.