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
WHAT: Merlot
WHERE: Canada, BC, Okanagan Valley
WHEN: 2006
HOW MUCH: $38 in BC


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  • http://nowandzin..com Randy Fuller

    Sounds delicious! I often think I don’t drink enough Merlot, but I also think that about Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Albarino and Port. So much wine, so little time.