Friday, June 4, 2010

Millbrook Hunt Country Red (NV)

one more from millbrook winery in new york's hudson valley region. hunt country red is a blend of 58% merlot, 26% cab franc, 8% zinfandel, 8% cab sauvignon. this was a wine we tried on our tour and purchased a couple bottles. i thought it was good at the tasting but was even more impressed with the bottle we opened last night. interesting nose of blackberry, spice, earth and tobacco. the palate was full of black raspberry, a little plum, and nice earth notes. very tannic to begin with, the wine mellowed a great deal as we enjoyed this with a nice filet mignon, baked potato and asparagus dinner. excellent red meat wine that will stand up to bigger foods. very fruit forward and jammy. sells for about $16.

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