Sample received courtesy Folsom PR for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Our Cabernet-Merlot strikes a delicious balance between elegant fruitiness and rich complexity. Its fruit-focused personality complements a variety of cuisines, from spicy pastas to grilled meats and vegetables. Believing that wine should be an integral part of life, Robert Mondavi founded Woodbridge Winery in 1979 to make fine wines for every occasion. He returned to his childhood roots in historic Lodi, California to craft wines using his signature techniques that combine rich tradition with state-of-the-art innovation.
The 2009 Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet/Merlot starts with a great fruity aroma of plum and blackberry counterbalanced with a bit of vanilla, spice and cedar. This is a fruit forward tasting wine that is a bit jammy with notes of black cherry and blackberry. The finish adds some vanilla, spice, and toasted oak notes. Somehow the wine tastes a tad bit watered down despite the abundance of fruit and is a bit lighter bodied than I was expecting, but overall this one is very easy to drink and could probably pair up with a lot of different foods. A great value.
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi wine reviewed to date:
2010 Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Moscato – An Easy Choice
2009 Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Zinfandel – A Fine Wine For $5.99
2010 Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Grigio – A Simple and Refreshing Party Wine
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Extra Dry Sparkling Wine – Holiday Sparklers Wine #1
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Brut – Holiday Sparklers Wine #5
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