This wine is little darker–better in color than the previously reviewed Blackstone Merlot. The bouquet of this wine though is what I describe as a bit green with a daffodil scent that I don’t like at all in red wines. There is some vanilla and even flowery aromas that is appealing but the palate is tannic–downright chewy--and a bit hot.
I didn’t buy this wine so I don’t know the price but I suspect it is under $10. At any rate, for the money, you can find a much better Merlot like the Columbia Crest Two Vines or the 2003 Grand Estates at nearly the same price point.
*This was the other wine in the Merlot Challenge–be sure to read all about it in the wine challenge entry below!