Obelisco Estate 2010 Red Mountain Merlot
Red Mountain, Washington ABV: 13.9%
WE - 91
This soft, supple and seductive Merlot, blended with 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, is both earthy and sensuous. The mouthfeel is like smooth felt. On the palate, the wine enters full and slightly sweet and tart with dark cherry and blackberry fruit, slightly smoky toast, hints of vanilla and cola. The deep red-purple-garnet colored wine changes on the mid-palate with more structure, Nice sweet cherry, black cherry, blackberry and plum fruit, vanilla, cola, toast, dried basil and some smoked clove and bacon spice and some earthiness. It has a long and slightly tannic finish.
Obelisco Estate is located on the pretigious Red Mountain with 30 acres planted to Cabernet, Malbec and Merlot. Owner/Winemaker Doug Long's first winery was David Arthur in Napa Valley, a 'Winery of the Decade' in 2000. Obelisco's other winemakers are Pete Hedges and Sara Goedhart.
Gold Medal - Seattle Wine Awards SUGESSTED PAIRINGS: Risotto with Bell Pepper Ragu, Rosemary Peppercorn-crusted Pork Loin, Meatball Sandwich, Braised Beef Short Ribs, Lamb Burgers, Grilled Portobello Sandwich, Roasted Duck Breast with Blackberries, Grilled Steak with Salsa Verde, Really Dark Chocolate
Risotto with Bell Pepper Ragu, Rosemary Peppercorn-crusted Pork Loin, Meatball Sandwich, Braised Beef Short Ribs, Lamb Burgers, Grilled Portobello Sandwich, Roasted Duck Breast with Blackberries, Grilled Steak with Salsa Verde, Really Dark Chocolate
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