A Toast to Monolith 2006

8:04 am Wine

Over the holidays, we lifted our glasses in a special toast to Ken and Robin Nydam, even though we’ve never met them. The reason for the toast was sad, unfortunately – we were drinking 2006 Monolith from their recently closed winery, Arlington Road Cellars.

As I mentioned in early December, we stopped by their tasting room during St. Nick’s weekend and learned the doors were closing that weekend. What bad news! We purchased a couple of bottles of 2006 Monolith for only $25 — and now I wish we had even more.

In my opinion, the 2006 vintage surpassed the first release (2004), which received critical acclaim. This traditional Bordeaux-style wine blends Cabernet Sauvignon (66%), Merlot (21%), Cab Franc (11%) and Petit Verdot (2%).

So we once again toast Arlington Roads and wish Ken and Robin the best in the future.


3 Responses
  1. Jenn :

    Date: January 15, 2009 @ 9:03 pm

    Hi Margot!

    I just wanted to say I really enjoy reading your wine blog — I’ve been learning a ton from your posts. Hope all is well!

  2. Sean Sullivan :

    Date: January 19, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

    Indeed, Arlington Road Cellars will be missed. FYI, the 2006 Monolith is currently on sale at Esquin for $26 so you can still grab a few more for the future.


  3. writeforwine :

    Date: January 19, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

    Thanks Sean! I appreciate the tip! And Jenn, I did respond to your post but I don’t see it here – thanks and stay in touch!