Merlot sometimes gets a very bad rap, but more examples like this would redeem it. Blended with Cabernet Franc, this one reminded me of a good Right Bank Bordeaux. Deep, bright ruby colored, with aromas of blackberry, vanilla and blueberry that carry over onto the palate along with a hint of rhubarb, this is a merlot with some muscle that also highlights this subtle grape. Read more at Another Wine Blog.

WHO: Twomey Cellars
WHAT: Merlot
WHERE: Soda Canyon Ranch, Napa Valley, California
WHEN: 2006
HOW MUCH: $50

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