Recommendation: Recommended as a buy
Winery/Producer: (Vinted & Bottled) Martin Ray Winery; Santa Rosa, California.
Grape Variety: 95% Merlot & 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Geographic Origin: Napa Valley, California.
Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Pared With: Grilled pork and basmati rice.
He said: Opaque dark purple color. Dark fruit (blackberry) aromas. Strong ripe fruit taste and a tart dark fruit finish. Good Merlot. Smooth, strong fruit taste with hints of oak and nice depth to the flavor. This is an OK Merlot that gets a recommended buy for the $20 price.
She said: Add a fragrant wine to a fragrant dinner and you have a winner. This wine has a great long lasting floral bouquet that continues into the finish. Although a little light bodied I found that the delicious flavor compensated to create a good wine drinking experience.
Comments: Wine Spectator 88; Wine Enthusiast 87.
Bar code: 729722001873