One of our good friends Dandridge, was our host for this fantastic line up of California red wines from the Boutique Winery, M2.
The event was held at a room in the Apartment Clubhouse of the Amli at Bishop’s Gate in Plano and we may hold some future events there as well. M2 focuses their attention on making four different styles of wines, all of them red.
A blend called Dos Arkies (Both winemakers are from Arkansas), an Old Vine Zinfandel (grapes from Lodi), a Cabernet Sauvignon (grapes from Rutherford/Oakville, Napa) & a Syrah. The vintage highlighted in our tasting was their current offering, the 2004 vintage. Just for fun, Dandridge brought along the 2003 Old Vine Zinfandel and the 2003 Syrah to compare to the 2004 versions.
As a special treat, Dandridge brought two other wines also made by one of the winemakers from M2. Both were under the Consortium Label name.
A Cabernet Sauvignon & a Syrah. The M2 2004 Old Vine Zinfandel, the Consortium 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon and the Consortium 2004 Syrah were all entered in the Southern California Wine Competition held in Orange County.
Out of over 700 wines entered, the 2004 Consortium Cabernet Sauvignon took home a double
gold medal and best of show honors. The M2 2004 Old Vine Zinfandel took home the silver in its class and the 2004 Consortium Syrah took the bronze in its class.
Pretty neat stuff! Everyone was disappointed to find out that the Consortium wines were not for sale. In fact, they had only made one barrel of each, the Cab and the Syrah.
Of course the M2 wines were incredible and if I had to pick a favorite, the 2004 Old Vine Zinfandel stole my heart and seemed to be a lot of other people’s favorite wine too. But they all were great.
The prices for these M2 wines are:
- 2004 Dos Arkies (a red wine blend) $18.00 per bottle
- 2004 Old Vine Zinfandel $22.00 per bottle
- 2004 Syrah $25.00 per bottle
- 2004 Clone Six Cabernet Sauvignon $50.00
Dandridge has informed me that if you are interested in buying any of these wines, right now M2 will extend you with a 30% discount from the above listed prices. To order, just click on the order form below and mail, call or fax it in to the winery.
Here’s the link to M2 Boutique Winery!