On a recent trip to the East Coast, my wife visited relatives who live on a horse farm in the Northwest of Virginia. Across the way lies Miracle Valley Vineyard and she brought home a bottle of their 2014 Merlot. I'll admit, I wasn't a fan of the name or the label, so the bottle languished for a few weeks before we got around to tasting it.
Miracle Valley Vineyard is veteran owned winery nestled on Little Cobbler Mountain. Originally a cattle ranch, then affected by events during the Civil War, this historic property was purchased by the current owners in 2004, and Miracle Valley was born. From photos on their website and on the web, it appears to be a beautiful setting.
Aged in Hungarian Oak; red cherry, rhubarb, and cassis aromas; cherry, dark fruit, and green herb flavors; 200 Cases Normally Produced; cork closure.
This wine was a real surprise - we were not expecting a Merlot this flavorful and balanced from Virginia. First impressions notwithstanding, if all their wines are this high quality, I would happily drink them all the time.
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