Kimmel Four Blocks Merlot 2014 – Mendocino County
No, Jimmy Kimmel is not the newest celebrity to purchase a winery! But this Kimmel family is working hard to become big celebrities in the wine world. With 35 acres of prime vineyard real estate in Mendocino County, great wines from Kimmel Vineyard will not be a rumor. Currently there are 10 wines that are available from Kimmel Vineyard and we were lucky to taste the 2014 Kimmel Four Blocks Merlot tonight.
In the glass, ruby red in color and slightly lighter on the rim. Aroma’s of pomegranate, fresh red berries, cherry, and red licorice. Medium bodied across the palate with soft, silky tannins. Bright flavors of red cherries, black raspberries, strawberries, and ripe plums! This Merlot was fermented in stainless steel so the fresh fruit flavors are definitely pronounced. On the second sip, more ripe strawberry flavors came through with hints of nutmeg and cocoa on a long juicy finish. Great wine to pair with grilled poultry, swordfish, pasta with tomato based sauces, vegetarian burgers, and medium to strong cheeses. 89 Points and 7 Stars! WineSplashing!!