Sunday, December 12, 2010
Opolo Vineyards Rhapsody Paso Robles Meritage Red Wine 2002 Wine Review (NW)
Fragrant nose of blackberry, licorice, and hints of coconut
Full bodied and plush on the palate
Nicely layered finish of raspberry, blackberry, and vanilla
Here's an interesting blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. As a 2002, it's really drinking nicely with rich fruit and plush layers. Interesting, with a lot of air it also developed herbal characteristics.
I paid $17 on closeout, which was a considerable deal considering this wine typically goes for over $30. I'd put it with red meat or a rich pasta dish. And raise a glass!