Basel Cellars Ode To Merriment Columbia Valley 2004
"Bright ruby-red. Plum, redcurrant, smoked meat and sweet,nutty oak on the nose. Dense, sweet, ripe and primary, with soundacidity giving shape to the almost liqueur-like black raspberry flavor.Boasts very good texture and sweetness and finishes with serious,building tannins."88 pointsBy Stephen Tanzer, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 07"The 2004 "Ode to Merriment" is a tributeto our Merriment, our Walla Walla Valley Proprietary Blend. Due to thefreeze, our Estate Vineyard Pheasant Run Vineyards did not produce in2004. Our goal was to find the very best fruit possible. This wine wasaged for 20 months, 65% new french oak, 35% two year old barrels. It isaromatic and ripe with a rich and dense mouthfeel. Scents and flavorsof cherries, plums, cedar and espresso. It finishes with long, silkytannins. This is a wine that will reward you for the next 8 to 10 years."Winery Notes
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
External Reviews for Basel Cellars Ode To Merriment Columbia Valley
This is a balanced and well structured wine that should cellar well. Visit the Basel Estate, in Walla Walla, it is absolutely gorgeus.
The 2004 "Ode to Merriment" is a tribute to our Merriment, our Walla Walla Valley Proprietary blend. Due to the freeze, our Estate vineyard Pheasant Run Vineyards did not produce in 2004. Our goal was to find the very best fruit possible. This wine was aged for 20 months, 65% new french oak, 35% two year old barrels. It is aromatic and ripe with a rich and dense mouthfeel. Scents and flavors of cherries, plums, cedar and espresso. It finishes with long, silky tannins. This is a wine that will reward you for the next 8 to 10 years.
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