Bob and Lauren Bullock at Eye of the Needle specialize in sleuthing out exceptional quality wines at reasonable prices. This “old vine” Merlot was crafted from 55-year-old vines from the famed Otis Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, a genuine bargain and truly incredible value at this price.
Eye of the Needle 2012 Reserve Merlot
Nose: Generous aromas of black fruit, graham, briar and spice.
Taste: Regal, elegant and complex, this plush-textured old vine Merlot dazzles with striking overtones of mineral and earth notes backed by concentrated layers of blackberry, dark cherry, cola, coffee, sage, bay leaf and hints of orange citrus. Polished sweet tannins linger on the finish.
Editor’s Choice – Outstanding