For International Merlot day I'm going with a Bordeaux blend from Columbia Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.
Soft nose of blueberries, plums, wood, licorice, oak, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, vinaigrette, forest floor, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite, bitter herbs, black tea and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with black currants, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, green herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, vegetables, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.
Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a nice surprise. A great Bordeaux Blend from Washington State. Well balanced and earthy with a nice mouthfeel and a tangy ending, that I really liked.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes).
Might have been better a year or two ago, even though, this was a great vintage and it's showing great complexity.
Thank you Scott for sharing.
I paired it with cheeses, meats and light appetizers.
A blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.
A production of 95 barrels.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
$35. — 6 days ago
A dark ruby beauty that really evolved over time. Black cherry, evolved into big cherry, fig, tobacco, dark chocolate. Lingering finish. — 7 days ago