Sunday, September 9, 2012

Review: *** $$ Estancia Merlot, Central Coast, California, n/v

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By way of background, opening thoughts: This is a Central Coast merlot, known for its value price and crowd pleasing nature.

Original tasting and review : This is Estancia Merlot, Central Coast, California, with an undisclosed vintage date, served at a restaurant.

In the glass: Deep magenta, opaque in the middle.

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows shy black raspberry. From the aroma, you can't guess much about the taste.  Quite enigmatic!

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact balanced with sleek black fruit.  Aromatic, remains subtle and well-composed.  Clean and sleek throughout.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

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