Wineday Friday: Merriam

We are finally settling in and enjoying some of the great wine that we picked up while we were in California.  Last night’s selection came from Merriam Vineyards.  This place was another great vineyard that was walking distance from the house we stayed at.  This was probably one of the most beautiful tasting rooms that we happened across.  They had a great outdoor patio, a wonderful view, and so many varieties of incredible wines.  Don’t believe me, check the website!

I took out the 2010 Alexander Valley Chardonnay.  Great fruit flavors with a wonderfully bright aroma.  This is the kind of wine that is great with your dinner and even better on a chilly night next to a fire!  While the Husband doesn’t normally like Chardonnay, he is starting to enjoy the ones that spend the fermenting period in a stainless steel tank like this one.  Definitely no hints of butter or oak, just clean fruit like Apple and Pear.

While this one is currently sold out, there are some other great ones at their store to try and their wine club has some great membership options.  We are still considering it as an addition but we want to see how many bottles we get the first time around from the other ones.

Merriam is definitely a place that I would hit again when we go back to California.  It would be another great picnic spot and definitely big enough to handle whatever size group we go back with!

What wines are you trying this weekend?

By the way, did you hear about the snow in Colorado?

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