Some information on the wine:
The Sunny Slope vineyard that these Merlot grapes are from is quite interesting. The site that the vineyard is on is pretty much an old rock quarry and the vines were planted in holes drilled or pick axed more than 20 years ago. The vines get a great southwest exposure that produces a ripe, concentrated, thick skinned grape. The 2004 vintage was dry overall, in fact humidity levels at the end of the season dropped well below the average 30%. (Geez, I wish the humidity around
I believe the wine, without the 15% member discount, is $38.
My Tasting Notes:
Taste – Rich Black Cherry and celery
Mouthfeel – medium body with a very rich texture, very smooth and polished
Finish – great long length, leaving me with a bit of cocoa on the aftertaste
This was a delightful Merlot, and unfortunately I didn’t write in my notes what we drank this with, and I can’t remember since it was a couple of weeks ago. Since this is only distributed from the winery, you can’t run to your local wine shop and pick it up. But, if by chance you are in