2013 Merlot – Mountain Brook Vineyards

Vintage 2013 Merlot - Mountain Brook Vineyards Wines in North Carolina are typically produced for immediate consumption. Though we certainly know some will cellar well for up to 8-10 years! So with this 8 year old Merlot, there was naturally some concern. Well rest assured, this wine has held up remarkably well. Amazingly, this Merlot... Continue Reading →

Merlot – Markham Napa Valley Vineyards

Markham Napa Valley Vineyards. Vintage 2017. Blend of 87% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petite Sirah, 1% Malbec. Fermented in stainless steel with 13 days of skin contact. Aged 15.5 months in American Oak. Pronounced nose of red cherry, red plum, mocha, mint, clove, and vanilla. Medium bodied and dry with medium tannins and medium... Continue Reading →

Pea Ridge Red – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Pea Ridge Red. Parker-Binns Vineyard, Tryon Foothills, North Carolina. Non-vintage blend of 2016, 2017, 2018 harvest. Estate grown Blend prominent of Merlot, also with Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Decanted 30 minutes. Utilizing the Saignée method of bleeding off the top free flowing of the blend to create a rosè, leaves a more concentrated volume... Continue Reading →

Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Merlot from Parker-Binns Vineyard Estate grown Merlot. Tryon Foothills wine region of North Carolina. Non-vintage newly released in February, 2021. Decanted 30 minutes. Medium ruby in color with a bright garnet rim. Medium intense nose of red plum, cranberry, Bing cherry, red licorice, and freshly cut grass. Medium bodied, and dry on the palate with... Continue Reading →

Blackboard by Matthews

Our wine tonight is the Blackboard Red Wine by Matthews Estate of Walla Walla, Washington. Vintage 2018. Sourced from many Columbia Valley vineyards within Washington. Medium ruby in color with a garnet rim. Blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc. Pronounced nose of black cherry, black plum, mocha, and dark roasted coffee.... Continue Reading →

Reserve Merlot – Red Rock Winery

Our wine tonight is the Reserve Merlot from Red Rock Winery. Red Red Winery Non-vintage Vinted by Red Rock Winery in Modesto, California. We’ve found notes though without confirmation of less than five percent Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Sirah blended in. Inky purple in color with a soft purple rim. Nose of red plum, strawberry,... Continue Reading →

Merlot – Textbook Napa Valley

Our wine tonight is the 2018 Merlot from Textbook Vineyards in Napa Valley, California. Merlot Vintage 2018 Napa Valley AVA. 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Decanted 30 minutes. Deep purple in color with a think light purple rim. Expressive bouquet of black cherry on the nose, with hints of dark roasted coffee, oak, and vanilla.... Continue Reading →

Loco LuLu Red – Parker-Binns

Our wine tonight is the Loco Lulu Soft Red Wine from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills wine region of Western North Carolina. Loco Lulu – Soft Red Blend Non-vintage. Blend of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Chambourcin. Nose expressive of fresh Bing cherries, think of a freshly baked hot out of... Continue Reading →

Reserve Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Reserve Merlot from Parker-Binns Vineyard in Tryon, North Carolina. Reserve Merlot Estate grown Merlot. Decanted 30 minutes. Deep maroon in color with a short purple rim.  Aromatic bouquet of red plum, bing cherry, fresh blueberry, vanilla extract, black tea, and mocha.  Dry, medium-plus bodied, pleasantly sultry with long cascading legs. ... Continue Reading →

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