A delicious, easy drinking value in California Merlot. This is a blend of 76% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot, 10% Malbec, 2% Petite Sirah. Deep garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has cherries, menthol, and baking spices. With air, some black cherries emerge. Full bodied with a velvety texture. Medium to firm tannins. On the palate, black cherry fruit with a bit of milk chocolate. Long, tannic finish. This should drink well for the next five to seven years. It drinks well on its own, and would work great with a (veggie) burger.
This is a great value in an easy to drink white that has some personality. Very pale in color, light gold, clear and bright. The nose is clean with a bit of mango, slight grassy note and slight citrus. A lovely almost velvety texture. Light tannins. Dry. Semi crisp on the palate. Tropical fruit notes with a slight herbal note on the back end. This improved over two days.