Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Rating: **+ 2004 Benessere Costa Del Sol Red Wine, Napa Valley, CA

Review: This is a red meritage, comprising sangiovese, zinfandel, cabernet and merlot. Deep mahogany cabernet color. Aromatics are quite raspberry-driven, seemingly driven by the sangiovese. Flavors are as promised by the aromas, actual quite rounded, with a husky dose of tannins, keeping the berries in focus for a fairly long finish. A quite pleasant, full and lasting sip, though not entirely in my favored style. My general feeling, even after sipping this through a meal, is that I've had better for less.

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