This Merlot was sent to us by competitor Ch. Julien. It has a fairly light color for a Merlot with sweet blackberry fruit in the bouquet. In the mouth it is made in the slightly sweet (but it's not sweet) style with an average structure. All in all, typical inexpensive Merlot made to cater to the American palate.
Don’t drink this as an example of Merlot; Merlot is much classier (and better) than this. I've seen the wine for under $9 but I’d pass it up for a similar priced Merlot-- but much better--from the folks at Columbia Crest. Raise a glass of that!
*Be sure to read the entry about this wine and the Merlot Challenge!