Merkin Vineyards Shinola Red 2011
This was a very interesting yet slightly over rated red blend. For this of you that gave this 4-5 glasses I have to assume that you are also big fans of MJK. This wine had plenty of time to open and had incredible bouquet of spice and red fruits. Immediately after opening and even to the last drop this blend had a spice tone, little fruit, leather and an overly chalky taste. While this is not bad, the price of this more entry level red from Caduceus pisses me off. There is zero history from Arizona for wine making. There is zero history from the winemakers besides what family members have produced for table wine. Somehow, somewhere the purchase price for this bottle was almost $50. Way way over priced. On the high note, it was definitely different and the bottle was beautiful.
a beautiful treat for the palate, but sadly unavailable most places, especially where I live. On a quest to buy some somewhere.
Four and a half glasses
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