Graeser Merlot Two Dog Vineyard 2002
Wine Recommendation: Graeser 2002 Merlot, Two Dog Vineyard Winemaker's Tasting Notes: The Two Dog Merlot is a dark ruby and purple wine with aromatic black cherry and dark chocolate nose. There is a nice richness, medium body with tons of cherry, currant fruit mixed with dark toasty oak. Extremely approachable wine now, it will age nicely for 3-5 years. Food Pairing: Dress up a hearty weeknight meal or serve it with your best steaks or roast meats, the Two Dog is perfect for both settings. Return to Graeser Winery Wine List
Graeser Winery is permanently closed as of July 2010. They were formerly located in the Diamond Mountain District, in the hills above Calistoga, off of Petrified Forest Road. They produced estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, as well as wines with purchased fruit, including Semillon, Chardonnay, a NV Merlot, Sangiovese, and Zinfandel blends.
Acidic, with an impressive gob of tannins given its age. No fruit left, though, and an odd barnyard note on the aftertaste. Seems to have gone entirely wrong.
Vile and acidic. Redolent of glue.
Tastes like manure.
Heavily tannic with little fruit and much acid. Had an odd glue-like note on the aftertaste.
Reprehensible. Avoid. Tastes of mold, wet newspapers and rotten fruit.
One half glass