River Stone Estate Winery 2010 Merlot - 88+pts
Availability: Direct from winery here
Production: 133 cases
Date Tasted: April 21st, 2012
Tasting Notes: This Merlot, from the northern end of the Black Sage Bench, is the absolute perfect wine to pair with dark chocolate. 65% cocoa and up will showcase the nice blend of savoury spice and sweet blackberry fruit on offer. The tannins are tad rough but tend to enhance the rustic, terroir-driven character of this wine. Some vegetal notes are present on the dry palate, but the fruit is ripe and expressive. Good concentration, good balance, mouth-watering acid and a uniquely spicy presentation all for just under $20!
With another 6 months in the bottle this wine should really come into its own. Drink Fall 2012-2016.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012 IconWines.ca