Old Westminster Winery 2014 "Black" Red Blend
An impressively complex red blend made from fruit grown in three quality-focused Maryland vineyards -- 38% Merlot and 25% Petit Verdot from Antietam Creek Vineyard, 25% Cabernet Franc from South Mountain and 12% Syrah from Pad’s View Vineyard. The nose is layered with dark fruits, everything from plums to cherries to blackberries, with notes of wet soil, birch beer and dried herbs.
Medium bodied, but quite flavorful with moderate concentration, the palate shows similar dark berry flavors with more earth, black pepper, cinnamon, licorice and just a dark roast coffee. The tannins are firm but are already pretty approachable. This wine is quite early in its lifetime and is clearly built to develop in your cellar. If you want to enjoy it most now, decant it for at least a couple hours.
Producer: Old Westminster Winery
Grapes: 38% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Petit Verdot and 12% Syrah
* Review sample provided by the winery