Sunday, August 22, 2010
Clos Pegase Carneros Mitsuko's Vineyard Merlot 2004 Wine Review (NW)
Fragrant berries and plum on the nose
Full bodied on the palate
Red fruit, vanilla, spice and oak layers on the lingering finish
Here's a richly flavored and well oaked Merlot. It has nicely integrated flavors and appears to be ageing well. I'd be curious to taste this in another 3-4 years.
Unfortunately, I don't have any in my cellar as this was supplied by friends at a recent dinner. It runs about $20, and in fact, they had purchased this bottle at the winery on release roughly 4 years ago. Raise a glass!