2014 I Am Not Drinking Any &%&*#! Merlot - Red Wine
California: Santa Cruz County
Holy &%&*#! that's good wine
Randall Grahm is one of America’s leading contemporary winemakers. He’s certainly one of the most original. Today’s Bonny Doon 2014 I Am Not Drinking Any &%&*#! Merlot - Red Wine is a delicious - and really elegant treat, giving the impression of a much more expensive wine.
The nose is full and fun. Smoked cherry, cranberry, plum and spice waft from the glass. As the wine opens up, it reveals smoked meat, black cherry, cigar box and sweet spice.
Elegant and plush on the palate, with dark cherry, plum and blackberry compote on entry. As the wine settles onto the palate it unpacks additional flavors of cigar box, smoked cherry, dried meat, dark spice and black pepper.
Today’s blend of 76% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 5% Syrah, 1% Grenache and 1% Mourvedre is a steal at just $15.99. Be quick, though, this very highly recommended wine may not last the day.
Gorgeous crimson with a dark core and a beautiful ruby at the edge of the glass. After a good swirl, tall, chubby legs meander slowly down the glass.
Smoked cherry, cranberry, plum, dark spice, smoked meat, black cherry, cigar box and sweet spice.
Dark cherry, plum and blackberry compote on entry. Then, flavors of cigar box, smoked cherry, dried meat, dark spice and black pepper.
Very long and very elegant. Slightly drying, especially at the lips and cheeks.
This is one food friendly wine. Enjoy with a varied array of your favorite dishes. We’ll try ours with everything from spinach lasagne to grilled steaks or grilled portobello burgers.
What the Winery Says
- Randall Grahm
- Red blend
- 76% Merlot
- 17% Cabernet Franc
- 5% Syrah
- 1% Grenache
- 1% Mourvedre
- Santa Cruz County
- 278 cases