Harbes Vineyard 2014 Merlot
The nose is dominated by black cherry and plum aromas with subtle notes of spice and earthiness. On the second and third days open, that earthiness becomes more pronounced and is joined by a distinct high-toned floral quality. Medium bodied and somewhat plush in the mouth, the palate shows a nice bit of concentration in its berry flavors with a sprinkling of spiced cookie crumbs. The tannins are there, but very well integrated, making this wine quite approachable today. There is also some acidity that brings a certain freshness that makes it well suited for the dinner table.
AVA: North Fork of Long Island
Production: 365 cases
* Review sample provided by the winery