81% Merlot, 9% Petite Sirah, 5% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot from Clarksburg, California.
SRP of $11 and available at that price. Sample received courtesy Vino Del Sol for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"For five generations our family has lived and worked our land in the surrounding areas of Lodi, California, always striving to leave the land in a better state for the next generation. The delightful Gen5 Merlot has juicy cherry and plum flavors, smooth tannins, and a rich, mocha finish. From our certified sustainably-grown estate vineyards.Merlot has gotten a bad rap in the last few years, but we're big fans here at The Reverse Wine Snob. From Australia to Spain to New Zealand to California there is a whole lot of excellent Merlot being made these days. And to be honest, if you're not drinking it, you're missing out.
The 2010 Gen5 Merlot begins with powerful aromas of ripe dark fruit that pull you right into the glass. The wine tastes smooth and spicy with dark juicy fruit of plum and blackberry wrapped up in a nice silky texture. The dry finish features more of the same. Excellent!
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Taste Rating: 8 Cost Rating: 7
Overall Rating: 7.8
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