Recommendation: Recommended as a buy
Winery/Producer: Sterling Vineyards
Grape Variety: Merlot
Geographic Origin: Sonoma, California
Purchased From: Ralphs Grocery Store; Encino, California
Paired With: Mild turkey Chili
He said: Clear, dark bluish-red color. Light floral bouquet and a strong plum taste that continues into a semi-dry earthy finish. There is a slight sweetness and a perception of alcohol in the taste. At $10.99 it was very good, not great; but definitely a buy-again wine.
She said: Fragrant, slightly astringent bouquet. Full bodied and flavorful with medium long finish. Not great with mild flavorful chili, but it’s a tasty Merlot.
Comments: With dark sea salt choclate this Merlot became silky and was OUTSTANDING!