Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tasting - "Dona Sol Merlot"

Name: Dona Sol Merlot
Variety: Merlot
Region: Sonoma County, California
Country: USA
Year: 2008
Price: $8 regular / $4.95 close-out sale
Winery Review: Everything you’d expect from a California Merlot - classic plummy fruit aromas on the nose with just a touch of spice and tobacco. Medium-bodied on the palate with plump, ripe fruit and soft tannins that make this an easy-drinking wine.

My Review: The color of this wine was a deep dark red.  It had a very full body. The wine had a very strong mouth feel with peppery flavors. I tasted this merlot with marinated pork butt and mashed potatoes, which went very well together. It was a great meal with great friends.

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