2020 Wente Vineyards Merlot Sandstone, USA, California, Livermore, Wine Review
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.