Windsor Vineyards

Private Reserve Sonoma County Merlot

8.41 ratings
-no pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ming Liang

I had very good experience with their 94 vintage several years ago, which is the most aged Merlot I’ve tasted, so I was curious to find out what a young one taste like.
Vibrant red fruits was prominent with ripe black fruits taking the back seat. Vanilla, cherry cola and a bit smoky and peppery notes at the end. Medium body and lean. Off dry. Simple and forgettable.
The winery was founded by Rodney Strong, but was sold to a Napa consortium in the 2010’s.

I had very good experience with their 94 vintage several years ago, which is the most aged Merlot I’ve tasted, so I was curious to find out what a young one taste like.
Vibrant red fruits was prominent with ripe black fruits taking the back seat. Vanilla, cherry cola and a bit smoky and peppery notes at the end. Medium body and lean. Off dry. Simple and forgettable.
The winery was founded by Rodney Strong, but was sold to a Napa consortium in the 2010’s.

Feb 8th, 2020