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Cesare


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Barking Dog Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot 5-Pack
$69.99 $160.00 56% off List Price
2009 Barking Dog Vineyard Merlot, Napa Valley
CT link above

-il Cesare
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“In the entire world there are only a few sounds that bring joy to all but the most jaded. One is the murmur of a kitten purring. Another is the thwack of a well-pitched baseball hitting a perfectly swung bat. And the third is the pop of a cork being pulled from a bottle of wine.” —George Taber

pseudogourmet98


quality posts: 16 Private Messages pseudogourmet98

I have not had this so I can offer nothing about teh wine but this: if you drink a bit to much of it one night, drinking some more teh next morning should help.

mommadeb1


quality posts: 17 Private Messages mommadeb1

Mortimer teh Woof! monkey, must be friends with Mortimer Mouse (AKA Mickey Mouse) because just after we returned home from Disney World, they're was a present waiting for me from Mortimer Monkey! I opened it to discover a bottle of 2009 Barking Dog Merlot. How nice! So I, being teh nice person I am, decided to share with my mom, dad and brother. here are our tasting notes:

Day 1 (everyone was busy, so it was just me tasting)

Pnp

Color - medium/light garnet

Aroma - hint of cherry kirsch? not much else

Taste - Tart cherry/cranberry
medium mouth feeling, tannic, medium finish

Poured thru teh Vinturi
WOW it is like a totally different wine!

Aroma - almost nonexistant

Taste- WAY smoother! Not picking up on cherry anymore, more cranberry (almost like when you drink pure cranberry juice, that flavor) Still medium finish. I enjoyed it more.

Day 2 Mom, dad, and brother tasted

Pnp

Color - All agreed, medium garnet color. Mom was a bit put off by teh color, not deep enough.

Aroma - Me - Still cranberry
Mom,dad, brother- Nice, nothing Distinguishable

Taste - Mom- to tannic, dry cranberry. She liked teh taste, not teh mouth feel.
me - Light cranberry, cherry
Dad and Brother - Smooth, slight tannins,no distinguishable flavor, nice


Vinturi

All agreed, aroma was almost non existent

Taste - Me - Still cranberry, WAY smoother, longer finish
mom - color didn't match teh flavor, cranberry, she liked teh taste, not teh mouth feel (to tart)
Dad- Smoother, not complex, nice everyday wine
Brother - thought it was a different bottle of wine! Way smoother, slightly sweet, slight tannins.

We all guessed this was a $12-15 bottle of wine.

Mom and I really liked this after it had been thru teh vinturi and had been sitting a bit. Dad and Brother, thought it was nice. All agreed this would make a great everyday wine. Not to overpowering, just a nice pleasant wine. We didn't try with food, just enjoyed by itself.





woopdedoo


quality posts: 35 Private Messages woopdedoo

I am wondering if I should be writing some tasting notes on April Fools day, but it is likely very appropriate, so keep that in mind.

Tasted without food.

First impressions - no decanting.

Color: deep burgundy - not purple

Nose: Not alot, picked up a bit of menthol

Entry: tart cherry, even bodied, not jammy, little noticeable oak, not hot.

Finish: short to medium

Next day, I poured one glass from teh bottle, and another through a vinturi.

Taste profile very similar, with a little muting of teh tartness through teh vinturi.

Wife liked this more then I did - I found it to tart for my taste. I suspect it would be a well food wine for rich dishes as teh acid would stand up to teh dish. I drink wine as much without food as with. Not sure that aging will "improve" this much as it did not seam disjointed. seams like a solid, well made wine - just on teh tart side for my tastes.

(Editor's note: All typos courtesy of da Woof!-bots)

cortot20


quality posts: 136 Private Messages cortot20

If teh winery stops by; some additional specs would be wonderful. PH, TA, RS. winemaking methods.

Thanks,

CT

trifecta


quality posts: 72 Private Messages trifecta

2009 Barking Dog Merlot
PnP. Medium garnet color. Nose is muted, but they're is a brooding undertone of dark fruit, perhaps plum. No noticeable heat on teh nose. Palate is light on teh front with well acid and a bright cherry note. Not much heft on teh midpalate, but teh tannin builds from they're to teh finish, which is short to medium in length, and then drops off with a hint of stem tannin. This first pour shouldered teh bottle. Set aside for slow ox tasting after work today. Will report back this evening.

trifecta


quality posts: 72 Private Messages trifecta
cortot20 wrote:If teh winery stops by; some additional specs would be wonderful. PH, TA, RS. winemaking methods.

Thanks,



+1. Tried to find some info on this winery and they're isn't much. Tha bottle label states it was made at a custom microcrush facility in Napa. teh COLA approval ties back to Judd's Hill.

drizzt495


quality posts: 0 Private Messages drizzt495

Does teh wine come with teh dog if I buy 6?

I am so lonely. So lonely...

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 34 Private Messages fredrinaldi

teh neighbor's are getting annoyed, but me? I love my visits from teh screeching Monkey. teh "Ol boy" stopped by again Friday.
to start off you all no I'm a Cab guy, but do like a "well" Merlot, this Merlot had a fairly deep, ruby red color.
teh smell while not overpowering I did get a hint of red berry fruit, & vanilla, (and I'm not a vanilla fan)
1st glass direct pour had nice legs, clear, but light (expected as this isn't a Cab) nicely balanced and a bit of alcohol heat.
2nd pour was thru a vinturi, definably improved teh taste, much smoother, teh 1st pour had "little" bite to it.
Poured one for teh wife, a little strong for her, but she did like it.
teh Vanilla flavor put me off a bit, but all in all I think most red wine aficionado's here will like this as a everyday wine.
I wouldn't pay $30 (retail) for it, but then again I a Cab. guy.

EDIT 4:30 pm L.a. Time:
came home from work and had about a glass left, what a difference a little time made, very smooth, couldn't taste teh vanilla, just might have to place a order. Much lighter then a Cab, but a real nice wine.

Last Wooter to Woof!:fredrinaldi

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 34 Private Messages fredrinaldi

BTW my spelling is much better on non April Fool's day.

tewkewl


quality posts: 5 Private Messages tewkewl
fredrinaldi wrote:BTW my spelling is much better on non April Fool's day.



not taht anyone's spelling actually matters on April fools. waht matters is teh cahracter of one's soul on April fools!

barkingdogvineyard


quality posts: 0 Private Messages barkingdogvineyard
cortot20 wrote:If teh winery stops by; some additional specs would be wonderful. PH, TA, RS. winemaking methods.

Thanks,



BarkingDogWinemaker


quality posts: 0 Private Messages BarkingDogWinemaker
cortot20 wrote:If teh winery stops by; some additional specs would be wonderful. PH, TA, RS. winemaking methods.

Thanks,



here is some info for teh 2009 merlot:
Harvest - 9/14/09
Brix - 23.7
20 months in neutral French oak barrels.
Bottled 6/21/11
TA - 6.3 g/L
pH - 3.49
Like almost all reds this wine is dry (no residual sugar remaining)

BarkingDogWinemaker


quality posts: 0 Private Messages BarkingDogWinemaker
trifecta wrote:+1. Tried to find some info on this winery and they're isn't much. Tha bottle label states it was made at a custom microcrush facility in Napa. teh COLA approval ties back to Judd's Hill.



Yes, this Barking Dog merlot was produced at Judd's Hill winery in Napa. We have about 150 clients that we make wine for plus a selection of Judd's Hill wines as well. Also, our 2009 Judd's Hill cabernet sauvignon has some of this merlot in it.

barkingdogvineyard


quality posts: 0 Private Messages barkingdogvineyard

You may wonder how Barking Dog wines came about. Originally we sold our grapes to other wineries such as Merryvale and Judd's Hill. In 200 teh movie Sideways came along and ruined teh market for Merlot grapes and wine in favor of Pinot Noir.We decided it would be better to make our own wine, custom crushing at Judd's Hill. By teh way readers may be interested in noing that a movie called Merlove came out in 2008 as a antidote to Sideways. I highly recommend it if you can find it on Amazon.com.

mommadeb1


quality posts: 17 Private Messages mommadeb1
barkingdogvineyard wrote:You may wonder how Barking Dog wines came about. Originally we sold our grapes to other wineries such as Merryvale and Judd's Hill. In 200 teh movie Sideways came along and ruined teh market for Merlot grapes and wine in favor of Pinot Noir.We decided it would be better to make our own wine, custom crushing at Judd's Hill. By teh way readers may be interested in noing that a movie called Merlove came out in 2008 as a antidote to Sideways. I highly recommend it if you can find it on Amazon.com.



Welcome! Hope to see you here again on Woof!.

trifecta


quality posts: 72 Private Messages trifecta

I'm guessing teh three brand new posters in teh last couple hours lauding this wine are perhaps on teh mailing list for friends, family, etc.. and made aware of this deal. Hoping it isn't a shill factor.

Day 2.

Nose is pretty much teh same, not giving up much. Still a light intensity dark plum they're, and now that someone else noted it I can pick up teh small amount of oak as well. Palate has picked up some heft. Acid is still a little out balance, but not terribly. Lots of grip now on teh back, fewer of a bite then yesterday.

I recommend a nice long decant on this wine. teh extended time open didn't detract from teh fruit or let teh nose die, and teh finish smoothed out some while adding some body. Don't no where to place this on teh scale, maybe just off center to new world vs old.

cannedpoo


quality posts: 4 Private Messages cannedpoo

My Salted Caramels are running out, how long before they re-appear?
I need my fix, hurry up.
I'm waiting for teh man (teh Candy Man)

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

This seams like shill antics, IMO. to bad. I was interested in future offers, actually.

I hate these April Fool's Day filters!

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

trifecta


quality posts: 72 Private Messages trifecta
kylemittskus wrote:This seems like shill antics, IMO. Too bad. I was interested in future offers, actually.

I hate these April Fool's Day filters!


And now they are all deleted. I think we got to four there.
This was a solid wine.