Tonight was Spaghetti Night! I cannot fathom such a meal without a great Red to accompany it. I always choose a Merlot as my spaghetti is chalked full of tomatoes and beef. The tannins offset the acidity from the tomatoes and the oak seems to be tamed by the ground beef. I could just sit and sniff this wine, as I love the aromas of dark plum and cherry. As the wine opens up, the oak settles down becoming softer on the nose and gives off an aroma of truffles. The flavours of this Merlot are of dark pit fruit and a hint of strawberry. The tannins are great and the finish is long.
The winery NK`MIP is pronounced INKAMEEP and they are located in Osoyoos. The label explains that throughout the OK Valley, there are hundreds of caves with pictographs in them, which is evidence of cultures from thousands of years ago. INKAMEEP is a band in Osoyoos which has descended from this time. The name means “place where the creek joins the lake“.
PS: I would like to thank Dwight from Staggs Hollow. He had contacted me regarding the blend of Con-Fusion. I was a little off on my prediction. However, here it is:
I am glad you enjoyed the wine.
The actual blend is 34.5% Gewürztraminer / 21.5% Pinot Gris / 19% Verdelet / 15% Riesling / 6% Muscat / 4% Viognier.
Thanks again Dwight! I appreciate the feedback.