Time for #MerlotThursday! and here is a nice surprise. A very good Merlot/ Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Brooklyn, NY.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with red and black fruits, earth, chocolates, vanilla,, licorice, cedar, tobacco, herbs, spices and black pepper.
Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy pomegranates.
This 9 year old is very enjoyable, soft and smooth. Good by itself or with food.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
Grapes are grown in long Island. Made by Robert Foley. Thank you D.J. for sharing.
13.1% alcohol by volume.
$20. — 8 days ago
Very clean, dry, and good. Described as the twisting of cider and agree. — 5 days ago
Lightly sweet, nice for the price — 14 hours ago
A little on the sweet side but tasty and refreshing. — 3 days ago
Bright minerality and mouth-watering acidity; exactly what I want out of a Riesling. The nose shows crisp pear, lime zest, crushed rock, and plastic pool toy. The mid-palate and finish are like lightning. This isn’t going to change your life and peel back layers of complexity, but this demonstrates how extremely clean and refreshing cool climate Riesling can be. — 18 days ago
This wine gets a perfect rating not only for it's flavors and complexity, but also because I was standing in the vineyard it was grown in, with the winemaker who made it, while I drank it...sometimes the sensory experience is what makes the wine taste the best! Will always been a favorite memory. — 8 days ago
Blend of Noiret & Cabernet Franc.
Nose has mashed ripe cherry, but mostly dominated by dusty-chalky red fruits.
Palate has cherry, fresh plum, peppery forest floor with medium tannins.
The wine continues to evolve with air, the longer it's open the more the CF aspects start showing prominence in the blend. Nice effort for a sub $15 bottle. — 22 days ago