Thursday, April 29, 2010
always on the lookout for a bargain red, i picked up this bottle for $6 at the local grocery store. i have tried the chard and sauv blanc from this label and both were nice budget wines. the merlot is in that same category. the nose had lots of plum and black fruit notes with a little touch of pencil lead. the palate was fruit-forward with cherry and plum flavors. a bit tight at first taste, the wine opened up and revealed some nice vanilla and cordial flavors. on the second day i also picked up some interesting eucalyptus notes in the finish. good with pizza, burgers or pasta dishes. nice every day, budget red.