This Merlot comes from BC’s Okanagan Valley. I found plum, dark berries and rose petal on the nose. On the palate, it had supple tannins and a level of acidity that worked with flavors of plum, dark berries, black cherries and chocolate to provide a long, pleasing finish. I served La Stella Allegretto with barbequed prime rib and roasted vegetables but would be just as happy partnering it with pasta in a rich tomato sauce.
WHO: La Stella
WHERE: Canada, BC, Okanagan Valley
HOW MUCH: $38 in BC