2018 GILPIN ESTATE OLIVE HILL VINEYARD COOMBSVILLE RESERVE MERLOT
Tasting Notes from Master Sommelier, “The Gilpin Estate Coombsville Reserve Merlot 2018 begins with a nose that is bright and inviting, with aromas of cranberries, sweet, tart plums, delicate rose petals, and marzipan. The palate is full-bodied and complex, with black cherries, pomegranate, Burgundy plums, and dark chocolate flavors. The tannins are integrated and smooth, allowing the flavors to linger on the palate. The finish is long, delicious, and drinking beautifully now.” KEVIN VOGT 93 POINTS
Edward’s Extended Notes :
There’s a refreshing chill in the air in the mornings out here in California – and I’m hoping this is the start of Fall Weather… As you know I REALLY LOVE FOOD almost as much as I LOVE WINE , and I’m already thinking about Casseroles, Stews, and pairings for this wine… if you haven’t tried or tasted a Coombsville Merlot yet, Dude you are in for a treat, and you should definitely get some of this one! Hand-crafted, very small-production, and it’s totally Killer Juice, especially at this VIP Exclusive… (PS: I lived on a Vineyard in Coombsville for over 4-years in Napa, and Merlot here is highly sought-after)
*VIP Note: You can taste the LOVE here, and I highly Recommend a Case for entertaining and pairing with your Favorite Fall and Winter Dishes… This wine craves a Mushroom Pairing with Rich Cheese; Baby Portobello stuffed mushrooms with bacon and Gorgonzola would be simply amazing for apps… and for the Main Course perhaps Tri-Tip Stew or Venison Stew loaded with any mushroom you love… deglaze with the vino for extra depth.