SRP of $19 and available for as low as $11. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
“Named for the wild mustangs that roamed the nearby hills, Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards has been crafting wines for over 25 years. For our Merlot, we turned to prized coastal vineyards from Paso Robles to Monterey. Scents of black cherry and sweet spice followed by flavors of plum, cherry, cedar and toasted oak make this wine a favorite to pair with stews, braised beef or pasta with Marinara sauce.
Today’s wine comes from the Wild Horse Winery who you may remember as the producer of our very favorite Chardonnay: Wild Horse Unbridled Chardonnay 2010 – As Good As Chardonnay Gets. Today we have a Merlot from their less expensive Central Coast line of wines.
The 2010 Wild Horse Winery & Vineyard Central Coast Merlot begins with lots of jammy plum, a little cedar and lots of baking spice on the very fragrant bouquet. I love a wine with a good strong aroma and this one definitely has it. The wine tastes smooth, dry and delicious with rich flavors of sour cherry, blackberry and plum. Nice structure, good acidity and great length on the rich finish round out this wildly good Merlot!
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