By way of background, opening thoughts: Today we are sampling a negociant red wine blend from Sonoma County. You may or may not ever see a similar labeled blend in future years.
Original tasting and review : This is Magistrate Restitution Red Wine Blend, Sonoma, California, 2010, finished at 13.5% alcohol.
In the glass: Burgundy red, almost opaque in the center.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows soft and sweet merlot tones. From the aroma, seems like this will be easy-going and soft.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact richer than expected, with deep milk chocolate fruit plus surrounding tannins. A bright element adds itself towards the finish, which is lengthy, clean and fruity.
In summary: Overall, rates a remarkable four stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, making this an awesome best value at its bargain price.
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