Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Review: *** $ Gallo Family Vineyards Merlot, California = BEST VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is Gallo Family Vineyards Merlot, California, finished at 13% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep red ruby with some magenta tones.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bold but straightforward plum nose.  Classic simple California merlot.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are a bit more fragrant and flavorful than anticipated; think of a pureed mixed black berry melange. Bold, depth and some acids on the clean, rounded finish.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale. Great balance at its insane price point, making it a best value.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Gallo Merlot.

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1 comment:

  1. Clean and well balanced with surprisingly good varietal character for a bargain priced wine. This is the best red wine I have tasted in its price range to date.