SRP of $12 and available for as low as $6, but widely available closer to $8. Sample submitted for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Offering fresh fruit flavors of dark plum, cherry and blackberry, balanced with elegant toasty aromas and hints of spice. Mirassou Merlot is a bright expression of California's most celebrated growing regions.
This wine pairs beautifully with grilled red meats or pizza and embodies the optimistic spirit passed down through six generations of America's oldest winemaking family. Enjoy!
The 2009 Mirassou Merlot begins with aromas of plum, blackberry, a little bit of spice and a dash of vanilla. There's nothing overly complex here, just a smooth and fruity wine with some toasty oak and a bit of brown sugar and spice. The dry finish has a bit of caramel and butterscotch to it from the oak plus the dark fruit flavors and a tiny dash of spice. Overall, an easy sipper that makes a great party wine.
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