Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Day 194 Drink: Brandon Hills 2009 White Merlot
Brandon Hills Vineyard was established in 2005 and the winery had its first harvest in 2007. The Yadkin Valley winery grows Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Pinot Gris.
Brandon Hills 2009 White Merlot is bright rose color and is a semi-sweet wine with 4 percent residual sugar. The wine is made entirely from Merlot grapes, but you would not know it from the fruity flavor that emerges in the first sip. Cherries and sweet berries dominate the flavor. A good wine for a relaxing picnic lunch.