The package this week was created with the holidays in mind.
The 2014 Dry Rose will be used for a Friendsgiving event this year. It’s just too good not too. It was very light and easy to sip. Myself of course had no problem asking for repeated samples to taste.
My friends and I have always had a Rose or a White along with a Red to complement our hearty meal. And I look forward to opening up a bottle from the package this year.
Come to think of it, the majority of the bottles from previous packages I’ve yet to open. I still have the 2013 Rose or two in my collection. I can only hope I’m invited to a few Friends and Thanksgiving celebrations this year. There’ll be plenty to celebrate and be thankful for.
Otherwise some of these bottles are meant to age and sit for a couple of years. I do have the patience for it. When it’s the appropriate time to open it will mean that much more.
The 2012 Merlot Reserve is going to need time to age and grow. It tasted fine but you know it’s going to get better with time. It’s cliché but it’s apropos to this bottle. It was too light and too easy to drink for a Merlot. As time goes on I hope this becomes a success. My hunch says yes.
What isn’t pictured is the 2014 South Mountain Red. This red blend brings some of my favorite grapes; Cabernet Franc, Cabernet, Sauvignon, Syrah, and I’m now happy to say Merlot! This goes down so smooth. The vanilla and black cherry is detectable along with that oak I love so much. This was surprisingly lighter than I suspected considering the parties involved but this is a winner. I wish I purchased a bottle to go.
Finally, the 2013 Merlot did not start off as anything special but really got good after 15 minutes of breathing time out of the bottle. I could easily drink this on a regular basis. However with the price and prestige of the wine, this will be reserved (no pun intended) for celebrations and special occasions. That can be said for all of these wines
I enjoyed with this with a fantastic personal pizza. For more on this delectable pie, click here!.
The event was more laid-back than usual. The event, live music, and tasting was moved indoors to correspond with the gradual change in climate. But that didn’t take away from the fun. It was more of a cozier atmosphere than usual. My friends and I enjoyed ourselves and this event told another great and different story like all the others have.
One year in, I’m honored to be a member.
And speaking of time, here is a preview of a future hopeful gem :
Thanks so much.