This is one of those wines I found when rummaging through my cellar.  I have no idea when I purchased this wine and it’s always a surprise to find botlles like this when you are hunting for something else.

This is a New York State Merlot with 12% alcohol.  The nose was a bit musty, leading way to a cigar box, plum, black cherry and a bit of earth.

The palate was very enjoyable.  Black cherry and black fruit combine together with essence of tobacco lead into a vanilla finish.

I served this wine with Pasta and tomato sauce and it was a great pairing.