The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

“Belmont Park” Merlot 1-year Tasting

It’s a little early to be tasting this wine, but all of my fellow winemakers have all but demolished their stashes, so I thought I’d give it a try.  I did not decant, but poured directly into a Riedel Bordeaux very sweet aromas, not unlike a sherry.  Wine is not clear, but this is not surprising sine it was not clear when bottled.  Flavors of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and good oak, but still a bit sweet.  This wine is still quite young, so I have hope for it, but I’m not very happy with it at the moment.

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