Number 8 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!
Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2007!
Blend: 96% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.5% Cabernet Franc
This complex artisan wine is produced using various barrel types and varietals to offer classic Merlot spice, ripe cherry fruit, and cocoa aromatics which persist on the palate. The balance of wood and black fruits creates a velvety, seductive finish.
"Bursting with blueberry and currant fruit, this zips across the palate with a racy texture and refined tannins. Lingers enticingly with a hint of mocha on the clearheaded finish. Drink now through 2009."
-Wine Spectator "Best Value"
May 31st, 2007 "Advance" Edition
WANT A VERY GOOD MERLOT WITH A VERY MODEST PRICE TAG, HERE IT IS. GREAT SLEEPER, GOOD FLAVOR, GOOD COLOR. FINALLY A MERLOT WHICH DOESN'T GET IN THE WAY.
Adding to my regular list of reds
here's the deal. ordered two bottles. Was looking for something good, which a WS90 usually denotes. it's not quite there. I agree with the previous reviewer that there is little complexity. It's probably still a good value for 10 dollars but we can do a lot better if you just throw five to seven more dollars in the pot. Skip this one if you can afford to.