Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wine Wednesday - McRitchie Winery - Merlot

Last Sunday we took a picnic up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and brought this NC Wine club selection with us. This was May's selection and I'm loving the simplicity of the label!

This beautiful Merlot hails from the Yadkin Valley in NC and McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks! The McRitchie's are something of the almost famous in the wine industry. They've been winemakers in the Northwest and California before wanting a piece of NC for themselves.

2007 Merlot
This rich ruby-purple wine features enticing aromas of black cherry, cocoa, jammy fruit and exotic spice. Nearly 14 months in French oak and some time in the bottle have resulted in refined tannins and a luxurious velvety finish. This is a wine to be savored now or hold on to it because it is going to age gracefully.
110 cases produced.
This wine does have a great finish and it is a true red wine in every sense you think that means. We both enjoy it but The Other Williams enjoyed it a little more than I did.

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