Well seeing as we’re going to be starting off today’s radio show with a wine film that took place in California. I was feeling a little badly about the lowly regarded grape Merlot in our first film today (Sideways). Therefor, I picked a California Merlot. Now I must confess I don’t usually gravitate automatically to Merlot, but I did come across one this week that I really liked. It’s owned by Delicato Vineyards in the Lodi appellation of California.
181 Merlot Lodi by Delicate Vineyards
And their tag line is “Not all vines are created equal”. The 181 refers to the vine stock which is “the most coveted vine stock in Bordeaux. So how did I like it? I truly did. It was rich and elegant. It had ripe fruity plum and cherry notes, hints of spice and great finish.Great Merlot buy for $16.95
And so although the grape was dumped on in the hit movie Sideways by Miles, we say don’t be such a snob Miles,, pick a bottle up tonight for TIFF!
Noble Vines 181 Merlot from Lodi, California
LCBO#: 226530 – $16.95