This was one of the Merlot’s under $20 that Gaiter And Brecher of the Wall Street Journal recently reviewed and this made one of their top picks. I find These two to be very reliable in their recommendations and reviews and this was no exception.
This wine is a very pretty dark ruby color with depth and a bouquet of baked bread, a little spice, and some black cherry fruit. Really nice!
In the mouth this wine is full of flavors of chocolate, berries, has good structure yet is a bit tight on opening but it will relax; great first impression.
With 15 minutes of air, this wine even has some layers of cedar and dill aroma with dried cherries on the palate. Everything comes together. This is an awesome wine and a great value at $15.
You have got to try this spectacular bargain! Raise glass after glass.