The rich fruit flavors in Stone Cellars Merlot are concentrated but wonderfully balanced. It is full of ripe cherry and black stone fruit on the nose, along
with a hint of mint. The intense flavors of plum, blueberry and blackberry are all enhanced by warm, brown spices that linger on the finish. The Stone Cellars Merlot is perfect as a pre-dinner aperitif, as well as an ideal match for a variety of rich dishes such as chili con carne or pasta puttanesca.
Light & Fruity
Considering the price, Beringer's Stone Cellars Merlot is an enjoyable wine. I'll keep it for my personal use before dinner, serving my guests something a tad more upscale! After all, I'm in my 21st year of retirement, and I have to conserve somewhere.
Smooth & Supple
Burgers steak and conversation.
This wine is delicious and I would have given it four stars but the winos probably would have been aghast. This is the wine you give your non-wino friends over for burgers or steaks and conversation. No surprises, no nasty aftertaste just a good experience from start to finish. They will thank you for it. The only con is having a 'cork', too much work for a friendly little wine that will be well used in a crowd. I just ordered my second case.