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Tasting Notes for Merrit

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White - Sparkling
12/31/2022 - Merrit wrote:
90 points
Light, fruity and refreshing. Citrus, peach, melon, honey and minerality notes.
Red
12/18/2022 - Merrit wrote:
90 points
This is ready now. Lots of raspberry, cranberry and bramble, balanced with some coffee, beef jerky and green pepper. Kinda chewy but also kinda silky, and kinda what you want in a quality Cab Franc.
Red
12/16/2022 - Merrit wrote:
90 points
Rich cherry, raspberry, chocolate, cola and earth.
Red
11/11/2022 - Merrit wrote:
89 points
Good smoky fruit and floral notes.
White
10/10/2022 - Merrit wrote:
89 points
Fruity with a bit of spice. Great Thanksgiving wine.
Red
10/10/2022 - Merrit wrote:
87 points
Cherries and really bitter chocolate
Red
9/10/2022 - Merrit wrote:
90 points
This is delicious Bierzo with that Goldilocks quality of being so approachable and subtly complex. I dare add that it’s great QPR for 2022.
Red
9/4/2022 - Merrit wrote:
92 points
Still great.
Red
7/15/2022 - Merrit Likes this wine:
88 points
Rich and fruity
Red
6/10/2022 - Merrit wrote:
89 points
Good value. Long finish and long lasting.
White - Sparkling
3/20/2022 - Merrit wrote:
91 points
Peach, cream and apple donut. Delicious.
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Red
3/3/2022 - Merrit wrote:
90 points
Delicious! Lots of big cherry, spice and rich dark coffee. Perfectly balanced.
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Red
2/5/2022 - Merrit wrote:
90 points
Bought from winery in 2012 and glad we held until now. Bright and lively. Red fruit and perfume on the nose. Palate of cherry and raspberry, balanced with rich earth, smoke and pepper.
Red
12/17/2021 - Merrit wrote:
89 points
This is one of the best vintages in a while. Good fruit, spice and smoke, without the Band-aid aftertaste.
Red
2013 Mark Ryan The Dissident Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/8/2021 - Merrit wrote:
89 points
Good red fruit, with some earth and spice, and appealingly balanced, but not at all as we remembered it from years past. Seems rather muted.
Red
11/15/2021 - Merrit wrote:
88 points
Cherry, raspberry, plum, Earl Grey tea and milk chocolate. Bright fruit crossed with some heady sweetness. Tasty and warming on a cold weeknight.
Red
10/17/2021 - Merrit wrote:
92 points
Blackberry, cherry, cola, vanilla, licorice, black olive and pepper. This is powerful and enjoyably mouth-coating.
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Red
10/3/2021 - Merrit wrote:
92 points
Incredible right now. Bold cherry, raspberry, strawberry, mushroom and black tea on the nose and palate, along with a dose of creamy vanilla on the long finish.
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Red
9/6/2021 - Merrit wrote:
90 points
Very savory and smoky, almost spicy. Lots of bright red fruit, especially strawberry and raspberry. Still quite powerful. Opened well on day 1. Seemed to be at its prime. Hint of sour and jammy finish on day 2.
Red
8/12/2021 - Merrit wrote:
88 points
Took a long time to open up, but lots of good smokey fruit here, with a hint of black licorice.
Red
8/10/2021 - Merrit wrote:
88 points
Perfume, fruit and vanilla. Pleasant and light weeknight wine.
Red
2008 Black Hills Estate Nota Bene Okanagan Valley VQA Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/11/2021 - Merrit wrote:
90 points
Lovely mix of fruit, spice, savoury and vegetal notes. Like a satisfying meal in a bottle with a touch of dessert and port, too. This is a wine that offers a lot of evolution over a single night.
Red
7/4/2021 - Merrit wrote:
89 points
Noticeable alcohol and heavy perfume when opened. However, once that blew off, it was full of juicy red fruit. Lots of cherry, raspberry, red licorice and strawberry jam. Not that dusty or smoky, but more like an easy-going elegance.
Rosé
6/12/2021 - Merrit Likes this wine:
90 points
Just shining right now. Perfect quencher for a sunny day. Lots of bright fruit, especially melons and citrus.
Red
5/31/2021 - Merrit wrote:
88 points
This is a big wine. It jumps out with sour cherry, sweet cherry, raspberry, dark chocolate, smoke, mint and pepperoni. There is still plenty of acidity and tannin, but the sourness and faint hint of funk suggests it may be wrapping up soon. One of the more sediment heavy wines I've had lately.
White
2020 La Frenz Alexandria Freedom 75 Vineyard Okanagan Valley Muscat of Alexandria, Muscat (view label images)
5/28/2021 - Merrit wrote:
89 points
Always delicious. Lots of apple and honey. Seems to be softer than in past years.
White
5/24/2021 - Merrit Likes this wine:
91 points
Peach, grapefruit, lime, green apple, honeycomb. Long finish. Delicious.
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White
4/22/2021 - Merrit Likes this wine:
89 points
Peach, pineapple and sea water. Lots of tropical fruit and mineral notes. Well balanced.
Red
4/11/2021 - Merrit Likes this wine:
90 points
This was delightful with a gourmet pizza. Huge floral and perfume nose, with a herbaceous backend. On the palate, lots of fresh red fruit, and copious amounts of savory herbs. It was like eating mouthfuls of strawberries, sage and basil. Did not expect it to be this good, but definitely a winner. Glad I held it until now for this night.
Red
4/5/2021 - Merrit Likes this wine:
91 points
Cherry and chocolate on the nose, and then blackberry, cherry, black coffee, leather and beef jerky on the palate. Mouthwatering yet elegant fruit as usual, but more savory than I remembered from the past.
Rosé
3/21/2021 - Merrit Likes this wine:
90 points
Another delicious vintage. Super bright and fruity right now.
Rosé
3/13/2021 - Merrit Likes this wine:
89 points
Citrus and melon with some grassy notes and cherry candy on the finish. Bright, juicy and tart.
Red
3/19/2021 - Merrit wrote:
93 points
Just amazing right now. Dusty red fruit, cherry, earth, mushroom, soy sauce. Perfect balance.
Red
3/6/2021 - Merrit wrote:
92 points
Nose of perfume, raspberry and blackcurrant. Tastes like red fruit, bouillon, tobacco and black olive, singing together in perfect harmony right now. Exquisite balance. Evolving finish that ends on a complex sweet and savory note.
White
2/20/2021 - Merrit wrote:
89 points
It has the silky citrus and apricot of a viognier, with a lot of unexpected lychee and cream.
Red
2016 Château Jouanin Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/18/2021 - Merrit wrote:
88 points
Strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, black licorice, black pepper and tar.
Red
2/15/2021 - Merrit Likes this wine:
91 points
On the nose: cherry, lavender, black pepper. On the palate: plum, black cherry, black licorice. Very elegant and flavorful. Long finish.
Red
2/1/2021 - Merrit Likes this wine:
91 points
Rich blueberry and black licorice. Hints of chocolate, butter, leather and spice. Smooth, fruity, and with a long finish. Just delicious right now.
Red
1/28/2021 - Merrit wrote:
90 points
Lots of cherry and cinnamon, with some earth and leather notes.
White
1/23/2021 - Merrit wrote:
89 points
Good fruit and minerality, but still distinctly Chardonnay.
White - Sparkling
1/1/2021 - Merrit wrote:
88 points
This bottle was more tart than in past, but lots of creamy fruit and good bubbles.
Red
1/1/2021 - Merrit Likes this wine:
91 points
Cherry, plum, smoke, leather, earth. Great nose and finish. Singing right now.
Red
12/29/2020 - Merrit wrote:
91 points
Surprisingly floral nose with some cherry and chocolate. Big juicy palate of blackberry, raspberry, dark chocolate and coffee, with a finish of raspberry and bitters.
White - Off-dry
12/25/2020 - Merrit wrote:
89 points
Gala apple, peach, melon and honey. Very bright and silky.
Red
12/14/2020 - Merrit wrote:
Lots of fruit: cherry, raspberry, cranberry. Also lots of earth, twig, tobacco. Rustic, just a touch tart, and delicious with dinner.
Red
12/4/2020 - Merrit wrote:
88 points
Easy drinking food wine. Fruity and earthy. Went well with lasagna.
Red
12/3/2020 - Merrit wrote:
89 points
Lots of berry and red fruit. More smokey and earthy than usual for Character Red. Still quite young.
Red
11/28/2020 - Merrit wrote:
Plum, cherry, spice and earth. Elegant and fruity, but seemingly a bit muted for now.
Red
11/23/2020 - Merrit Likes this wine:
92 points
On day one, it was all blackberry, dried cranberry and leather. Powerful nose and a really long finish. Wild and exuberant, ready to wear out your palate. On day three, it became smoother and silkier. It still had a nose of blackberry and leather, but with some anise, lavender and black olive in the mix. The palate was more subdued, with notes of blueberry and really dark chocolate under the dominant blackberry.
Red
11/15/2020 - Merrit Likes this wine:
89 points
Fragrant nose of juicy cherries, raspberries, cinnamon and cola. Tastes like sour cherries and raspberries, with a hint of cocoa, milk chocolate and oak. Medium to long finish.
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