Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.
Purple in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose of black plums, black currants, oak, spices, tobacco, vanilla, licorice, light alcohol, blueberries, light earth, pencil lead, coffee, chocolates and peppercorn.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco and peppercorn.
Short finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a young red blend from Columbia Valley. Fruit forward with a nice mouthfeel.
A good everyday wine to sip on by the porch. Easy drinking, tangy and interesting.
Good now, and will be better in a couple of years. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
A blend of 45% Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Syrah and Grenache. Aged for 9 months in neutral oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$22. — 5 days ago
Color of many shades of purple, with gray hue on the rim. Nice legs. Nose of wet mushroom, violet, strawberry, savory spice, raspberry, strength of alcohol, and a bit leather. Nose is fragrant. Taste follows the nose, silky and warm, lot of raspberry, a bit peppery, flowering note, and slightly sweet. Taste is clean, in harmony, and well balanced. Aftertaste is medium long and savory. A beauty. — 4 days ago
The third and latest release of the Founder’s Reserve follows the tradition of the previous versions; a Bordeaux blend of sorts with a dollop of Syrah. Popped and poured; consumed over four days. The wine came across disjointed on Day 1 & 2. By day 3 it started to turn into something more interesting and Day 4 was best. Mostly blue and black fruits with dark cherries and figs, pipe tobacco, minerals, baking spices, a small touch of vanilla. Medium tannin. Medium plus acid. Finish is satisfying. A touch of heat on the finish but just. These need a few years to show their best. — 12 days ago
1/2 hour decant (some cloudy sediment). A remarkable purplish ruby red color. On the nose: bursting from the glass are notes of dark cherry, iron, smoked meat, that Cayuse funk(luv it), eucalyptus, and floral. Taste: juicy, smooth..drinking beautifully...with cherry, pepper, orange peel, green olives, iron, and a minerally bacon long finish. Kaboom! — 10 days ago
Blind tasting. I was very confused it had a lot of the sweeter warmer herbal flavors like marjoram and thyme yet it had still this cool dark currant, cassis body with just the softest, gentle tannins. What could it be. I didn’t guess it but Tammy revealed she had picked a 2012 100% Cab from Dunham. Just amazing, tasting the magic of Eric. It was awesome. — 2 days ago
Dark red purple with near black core. Inviting nose of black plum and graphite. Full-bodied palate confirms the nose with moderately firm tannins and medium plus acidity. Lingering dark graphite finish. This is what a “stinkin’ Merlot” should be like. Big, plush, and dark fruity. The almost Bordeaux-like mineral note adds to its capacity as a classic accompaniment to light cuts of beef, medium cheeses, or everyday casseroles. I’m enjoying with beef stroganoff. Drink now through 2025. — 14 days ago