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)
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
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
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.