89 Points Robert Parker
2006 Whalebone Vineyard Merlot is 100% Merlot. Medium-deep garnet colored, it gives pronounced mint, macerated plum, black cherry and clove aromas with a suggestion of cumin seed and a whiff of prunes. With medium-high acid and a medium-firm level of chewy tannins, this full bodied wine has good entry though is just a little lacking in the mid-palate, finishing long with some oak poking through. Drink it now to 2018.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2010