“The 2013 Merlot Stornoway is a blend of nearly 88% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. It is a beautiful wine, offering oodles of lush mocha and chocolate notes, black cherry and berry fruit, full-bodied opulence, a voluptuous palate, and a fleshy, savory mouthfeel. Talk about hedonism – this wine is loaded with it. It should drink well for at least a decade or more. This is a real crowd pleaser and I’m sure it would acquit itself extremely well in blind tastings with wines two to three times the price." - Robert Parker
The 2013 Somerston Stornoway is our fifth release. Each vintage seems to top the previous one. This right bank inspired wine jumps out of the glass with expressive aromatics of blueberry, espresso, and oak spice. The wine is rich and concentrated, yet balanced and elegant. The palate is focused with dark red fruits, spice and blueberry. The balanced acid profile builds up to a firm and somewhat reluctant finish that will age and develop over the next 20 years.