2008 Helix Merlot Stillwater Creek Vineyard
Stillwater Creek Vineyard
91% American, 9% French (18% new oak)
Bottled August 2010
Total acidity 6.4 g/L
Cases Produced 548
Aromas of cinnamon, Mom’s candied sweet potatoes, red scented marker from Kindergrten, Flintstone vitamins and chilli power make this wine a personal trip down memory lane that quickly turns into a dinner date with JOan Holloway from Mad Men. On the palate this wine is full bodied, robust, spicy, firm and meaty with a long finish of chocolate and cinnamon. Fire up the grill, this eauty deserves a fancy steak dinner. Washington Merlot to a T.