Aromas of vanilla extract, cedar, caramel and cherries. Palette was rounded with pepper spice, cherry, chocolate, plums and cedar. Merlot dominant wine (blended with Cab Sav and Syrah). High acidity, tannins felt a bit astringent. A good red considering the region. Surprising find. #merlot #canadianwine — 15 days ago
2009 Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot
Medium body. Not as structured, firm as I expected. Soft and approachable. A pleasant wine.
#wine #redwine #duckhorn #duckhornvineyards #napavalley #2009 #merlot #threepalmsvineyard #californiawine #california #agingpotential #ワイン #カリフォルニアワイン #赤ワイン #メルロー #ダックホーン #ダックホーンビンヤーズ #ナパバレー #ナパ #長期熟成 — a month ago
Vintage 2015 / wine from #umbria central #italy with the unusual blend of #sangiovese #sagrantino and #merlot (on barrel). It was quite harsh in bitters/aftertaste immediately after opening, tannins also. But when it had aeration the wine softened and even shows frivolousness 🙃 Beautiful strawberries in smell, smooth taste. I liked this transformation. Awesome PRQ. I presume it will even gets better within a few years. — 16 days ago
Vintage 2015 / Mostly #merlot from selected plots in the 22 ha vineyard, with #cabernetsauvignon. Yesterday the regular cuvee was more pleasant with frivolous red fruit. Today after 24 hours aeration the bouquet of this wine is more open: pleasant spicyness and impression of cherries and plums. The cedar smell of sigarboxes. And my God such a velvety taste, roundness in excelsis! This wine has potential to be cellared but it’s super seductive now. #blaye #bordeaux Partnered it with dry aged entrecote, forest mushrooms and red wine sauce. — 2 months ago
@Delectable Wine this is the 2015 Jordan Cape Winemakers Guild Sophia.
Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).
Twentieth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the ninth red wine. This is made up of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot by Gary Jordan from the Stellenbosch region. Aged for a total of 24 months in 85% new French oak barrels prior to bottling. Only 69 cases produced with 44 being auctioned in 2018.
Dark garnet red with a touch of ruby. A bit dirty on the nose with leather, baking spices and dark cherries. Needs a bit of time to open up on the nose. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and medium plus body. Gritty on the palate with some earthiness, cinnamon and dark berries. Long finish. Drink till 2028.
$$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R6,086.00 ($71.59 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R6,600.00 ($77.63 a bottle) and lowest bid was R5,800.00 ($68.22 a bottle).
#jordan #sophia #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #redwine
— 4 months ago