Vineyard 48 Merlot 2004 Short Sip

This quick sip is Vineyard 48’s Merlot 2004.  I have always liked the red from Vineyard 48, so when I saw this on sale at my local wine shop, I figured let us try them again.

Upon opening, there is virtually no fruit, maybe a little blackberry, it is earthy and smoky.  The taste was just the same.  I knew that this may need some time to open.

After a little while, started to get more aroma of wet soil.  The taste was some tobacco.  There was no evidence of fruit, at all.

It does have a smooth finish.  It is a light to medium-bodied wine.  Subtle tannis and it is a clean and dry at the end.

Vineyard 48 Merlot 2004I did not care for this wine but at $15.00, on sale for $11.00 it is a good value if you do not like fruit in your Merlot.  I do like fruit in my Merlot,so this is not for me.  This is the perfect Merlot for my brother, Matt.

This wine is not listed on Vineyard 48’s web page, and they do have other vintages in there tasting room.  I will have to go out and see if this is a trend or just happens to an off year.  I am hoping that this was an off year.

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About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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2 Responses to Vineyard 48 Merlot 2004 Short Sip

  1. brian says:

    the wine here is not good. I would avoid at all costs! not only do the wines taste bad but the ownership is rude. STAY AWAY!!!

  2. Meg says:

    I agree! Wine is terrible. It’s a good thing the cigars mask the taste of the mediocre wine.

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