Chimney Rock 2014 Merlot

One varietal we’re trying to drink more of this year is Merlot. We have to admit, we’ve never been too into it, perhaps falling a bit into the Sideways trap (if you haven’t seen the movie yet, we highly recommend you check it out. It’s lighthearted and fun to watch).

This is a remarkable merlot. It has really nice depth and has a lot more character than most merlots. We received this in one of our shipments as part of Chimney Rock’s Wine Club (Retail $85)

On the Nose:

  • Tart red cherries
  • Orange zest
  • Citrus 

Taste Profile: 

  • Medium-dry
  • Earthy
  • Tangy
  • Tart cherries
  • Minty
  • Graphite leather

It’s a fantastic wine that can be drunk by itself or paired with pretty much any dish. Do let it open up a bit in the glass as it is a pretty full wine.

Look at that dark cherry color

We’ve also been learning how to enjoy our wine on more occasions, instead of waiting always for a special excuse.

A little mid-day Merlot, anyone?

A glass of this makes working through this expert level “Paint by the Numbers” much more palatable.

Mary and Dominic 

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