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Idol Red Table Wine 2005

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M winery is pleased to introduce its premier vintage-Idol 2005 Red table wine. This surprising wine is the perfect fusion of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. The result is a spicy, sensuous, and complex vintage that will most certainly delight the most avid red wine aficionado. To achieve the ultimate blend, the fruit was sourced exclusively from well-manicured vineyards within the Lodi wine region, an area which benefits from a distinctly Mediterranean climate. Warm days and cool evenings provide the perfect environment for the development of premium wine grapes. The area is located just east of San Francisco and borders the Sacramento River Delta, where it attracts coastal breezes that distribute a cooling influence. Here, the grapes can grow at a more leisurely pace, allowing full, ripe flavors to evolve. Lodi's unique climate helps to balance the fruit acidity while maintaining its structure. This vintage is the color of black cherries in the glass, hinting at the complexity of flavors to come. The initial nose is earthy and spicy, with subtle aromas of cinnamon and licorice. After a swirl, the second nose is full of irresistible, dark, ripe fruit that demands a first taste. On the palate, the wine is sophisticated and elegant, delivering the rich flavors of juicy plums and black currants with just a hint of white pepper. A wonderful acidic balance is combined with soft, round tannins that melt in the mouth. There is a slight note of minerality in the wine, which provides an excellent complement to a wide range of foods. The finish is exceedingly long and luscious. winemaker Tim McIntosh recommends that this wine be served cool and decanted for 30 to 60 minutes prior to serving. The wine will reach its peak in another five to seven years, when the tannic structure will develop and become more full and velvety. We hope you will enjoy this limited production.

Region: USA » California

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External Reviews for Idol Red Table Wine

External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
10/29/2007

I love it when i can nail a wine when it comes to familiar flavors. This wine IS a cherry Jolly Rancher in liquid form. Take one of those little guys and a touch of dust and enjoy. The dust"esque" of this wine add complexity, and there is no cottonmouth feeling which is awesome! I would pair with a heavily seasoned pork loin with lots of herbs, basil, oregano, rosemary etc. A real treat at 15 bones.


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Source: AmericanWinery.com
10/26/2007

This wine is another great value from winemaker Tim McIntosh. The nose is cherry candy, with a little dusty spinach thrown in. There is a candied element to the flavor as well, but it is balanced nicely with hints of berries and rye toast. The body is light, but memorable. The finish comes off fruity a just a touch musty. This is a great wine with light appetizers or even a big meal. Won't fill you up, never lets you down!


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
10/26/2007

Yo, T-mac... let's go! Right off the bat (pun INTENDED) the nose is picking up a lethal triple play of veggies, spice and plum... bam-bam-bam! Very nice. The taste however takes the aroma into a slightly different direction/variation by adding some chalkiness and cherry as well. Good stuff!


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

M winery is pleased to introduce its premier vintage—Idol 2005 Red table wine. This surprising wine is the perfect fusion of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. The result is a spicy, sensuous, and complex vintage that will most certainly delight the most avid red wine aficionado. To achieve the ultimate blend, the fruit was sourced exclusively from well-manicured vineyards within the Lodi wine region, an area which benefits from a distinctly Mediterranean climate. Warm days and cool evenings provide the perfect environment for the development of premium wine grapes. The area is located just east of San Francisco and borders the Sacramento River Delta, where it attracts coastal breezes that distribute a cooling influence. Here, the grapes can grow at a more leisurely pace, allowing full, ripe flavors to evolve. Lodi’s unique climate helps to balance the fruit acidity while maintaining its structure. This vintage is the color of black cherries in the glass, hinting at the complexity of flavors to come. The initial nose is earthy and spicy, with subtle aromas of cinnamon and licorice. After a swirl, the second nose is full of irresistible, dark, ripe fruit that demands a first taste. On the palate, the wine is sophisticated and elegant, delivering the rich flavors of juicy plums and black currants with just a hint of white pepper. A wonderful acidic balance is combined with soft, round tannins that melt in the mouth. There is a slight note of minerality in the wine, which provides an excellent complement to a wide range of foods. The finish is exceedingly long and luscious. winemaker Tim McIntosh recommends that this wine be served cool and decanted for 30 to 60 minutes prior to serving. The wine will reach its peak in another five to seven years, when the tannic structure will develop and become more full and velvety. We hope you will enjoy this limited production.



M winery is pleased to introduce its premier vintage-Idol 2005 Red table wine. This surprising wine is the perfect fusion of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. The result is a spicy, sensuous, and complex vintage that will most certainly delight the most avid red wine aficionado. To achieve the ultimate blend, the fruit was sourced exclusively from well-manicured vineyards within the Lodi wine region, an area which benefits from a distinctly Mediterranean climate. Warm days and cool evenings provide the perfect environment for the development of premium wine grapes. The area is located just east of San Francisco and borders the Sacramento River Delta, where it attracts coastal breezes that distribute a cooling influence. Here, the grapes can grow at a more leisurely pace, allowing full, ripe flavors to evolve. Lodi's unique climate helps to balance the fruit acidity while maintaining its structure. This vintage is the color of black cherries in the glass, hinting at the complexity of flavors to come. The initial nose is earthy and spicy, with subtle aromas of cinnamon and licorice. After a swirl, the second nose is full of irresistible, dark, ripe fruit that demands a first taste. On the palate, the wine is sophisticated and elegant, delivering the rich flavors of juicy plums and black currants with just a hint of white pepper. A wonderful acidic balance is combined with soft, round tannins that melt in the mouth. There is a slight note of minerality in the wine, which provides an excellent complement to a wide range of foods. The finish is exceedingly long and luscious. winemaker Tim McIntosh recommends that this wine be served cool and decanted for 30 to 60 minutes prior to serving. The wine will reach its peak in another five to seven years, when the tannic structure will develop and become more full and velvety. We hope you will enjoy this limited production.

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