Monday, April 23, 2012

2007 "40 Nights" Red Wine

2007 Fortnight Wine Company 40 Nights Red Wine, Washington State - It's been about six months since I've had one of these and I'm happy to say it is still showing well and very reminiscent of previous bottles. Unremarkable color. Cool climate Syrah nose of mineral, wintergreen, pepper and tart blackberry. Restrained and slightly tart as the mineral, pepper and fruit flavors are recreated on the palate. Tannins are negligible and the oak only starts to reveal itself on the long, toasty finish. Predominately Syrah with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. This isn't the kind of flavor profile I really enjoy sipping on, but it was quite nice with an andouille sausage and roasted red pepper pizza. Great value at $12.


  1. Another Meritage, without the designation, I haven't seen available in NH. For $12 it sounds like a deal.

  2. Not technically a "Meritage" as it contains Syrah.

    But still a very nice value. Hanging on pretty well for a cheap, 5-year old bottle. I wonder if more recent vintages are showing more fruit.

    Hard to find info on this one as it isn't officially listed on the winery website. I had to go to the wholesaler to even get info on the blend. Makes me wonder if this was some kind of weird one-off bottling destined for restaurants and a few cases made it into the retail market.

  3. Duh! It always amazes me what I read without completely comprehending. Thanks for drawing my attention to my mistake.