Merriman Vineyard Estate


2012

92 Points, Wine Enthusiast

From vines planted in 1999, this nicely oaked effort shows full ripeness without sacrificing details of forest and mushroom. Cherry cola, iron ore and a palate pleasing dose of barrel toast all contribute to the lengthy finish. — P.G. (10/1/2014)

91 Points, Wine Spectator

Lively, vibrant and juicy, with raspberry, floral and green pepper-corn flavors that zip easily across the refined tannins, finishing pointed and persistent. Drink now through 2022. –H.S. (10/31/14)

2010

92 Points, Wine Spectator

This silky, graceful red offers lovely ripe currant and plum fruit against hints of cedar and spice. Lingers impressively with elegance. Drink now through 2017. –H.S.

2008

92 Points, Wine Spectator

Lithe and generous, delivering a supple mouthful of dark cherry, blackberry, toast and dusky spices. Picks up a hint of wet earth on the finish that adds depth and distinction. This has presence and depth on a light frame. Best from 2011 through 2018 – H.S.

2006

90 Points, Wine Spectator

A supple, seductive style, framing its ripe blueberry and dark plum flavors with spicy oak, letting it all linger gently on the generous finish. Drink now through 2013. –H.S.

The Cummins Road


2010

88 Points, Wine Spectator

Light and silky, offering lovely currant and blackberry flavors tempered with hints of fallen leaves and sweet spices. Drink now through 2015. 440 cases made. -HS

2008

89 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Light and fragrant, weaving raspberry, orange peel and spice aromas and flavors through a delicate frame, finishing with finesse. Drink now through 2014. 200 cases made.

Old Vine Chenin Blanc


2011

90 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Bone dry and hinting at a sweet herb flavor, this wine backs away from the fruitiness found in most domestic Chenin Blanc. It offers complex details of yellow fruit, lemon verbena and beeswax. — P.G. (4/1/2013)

89 Points, Wine Spectator

Dry, crisp and expressive, offering pear, quince and toast flavors that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2015. 252 cases made. –H.S.