"A play on the famous line from the film Sideways, this bottling attempts to resurrect Merlot's image, starting with rich fresh aromas of blackberry sorbet, tangy black-plum skins and crushed gravel. It's a very young wine throughout, as the lighter bodied palate offers candied black-raspberry and plum flavors. Good with a chill." (8/2018)
Vinous Reverie Notes
From Winery: It would seem to be a cold day in climate changèd Santa Cruz that a Merlot would pass the portals of Bonny Doon Vineyard. And yet… one must (as painful a proposition as this might be) remain open to the possibility that the The Cépage That Dare Not Speak Its Name might (gasp) be somehow not just bearable, but in fact, utterly delicious – soft, luscious and plush (not in a slatternly way), well structured, and even, dare I say, reasonably complex.