Monday, March 19, 2012

Shannon Rige Merlot 2008

Readers of this blog will be aware that I'm no great fan either of Merlots or of the cheaper CA reds. With this wine I have to admit to being in the wrong on both counts. It's a nice, well balanced, fairly light drink, fruit forward with elements of raspberry, plum and chocolate and just a hint of the Merlot bitterness which I dislike. It's not getting any younger but is still very drinkable. The sale price of $7.99 is attractive.

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