Extra dry especially for an American merlot. It's from Washington but in a blind tasting you may think it's a Bordeaux (left bank-ish). The finish is slightly rough but smooths out with time. Medium-firm tannins.
I bought this in the vintages section as a final sale for $17 but the original price was $21.95. It's a decent value at the price point I paid.
The house red lives. I've been recommending this wine for 5 years now and will continue to do so. This is the bottle that I always keep stock of because not only is it an amazing wine for $7.95 but it's a crowd pleaser that's very versatile.
This wine will benefit from an hour in the decanter. I find most french wines do. This wine scored a 93 but it's a 3.5 on our scale since it JUST snuck in under our $20 limit. A nice bottle but we can do a bit better for the price.
I can say with confidence that Spain is going to be 2016's go-to for value wines. It's not perfect in terms of acidity and finesse but this bottle has some structure and oak to it and is a great value for $13. Try a spanish red already!
This non-vintage, multi-country merlot isn't anything to write home about, although guests did enjoy it. It's not something I would purchase again but I would drink it over a mass-produced light lager.
Well, trying this bottle was a long time coming. Yellow Tail certainly has their fans, but I am not one of them. You don't need to be a wine taster to notice there's a noticeable heat (alcohol) on the nose and palate. Along with overwhelming notes of vanilla and oak to throw this wine completely off balance.
When you get into mass produced wine, you're likely blending juices from various sources. Like too many cooks in the kitchen, it makes a mess. Alcohol/Vol 13%