It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.
Dark ruby in color with a redish rim.
Strong nose of black currants, black cherries, plums, oak, licorice, barnyard, vegetables, bell pepper, herbs, earth and light black pepper.
Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, wood, spices, light vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, dark coffee, earth, vegetables and graphite.
Medium finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a nice Merlot based blend from Alexander Valley. Fruity, but with lots of vegetable notes. Very true to the region.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. A good everyday wine.
Feels young and will be better in the next 3 years.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Paired very nicely with the brie cheese.
A blend of 44% Merlot, 32% Zinfandel, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Grenache, 6% Mourvedre and 3% Syrah.
14% alcohol by volume.