On travel recently I ran across this inexpensive Merlot. While I’m sure they have it in my area, I haven’t seen it in the stores I frequent. Thus, I decided to give it a try. I’m pleased to say that this time around I didn’t have to stay up late doing “homework!”
Winemaker: CK Mondavi
Wine: Wildcreek Canyon Merlot
Notes: The color of this CK Mondavi selection was a nice ruby. On the bouquet I found berries, barnyard, earth and pepper. Acidity was fine while the body of this red was quite light – a bit thin, in fact. Although alcohol was at 13.6%, flavors centered around a core of sweet cherry and raspberry with a touch of wood when the moderate tannins kicked in. Toward the end there were cough syrupy notes with a final zing of sour cherry on the coup de grâce. If you prefer a straightforward, slightly sweetish, easy-to-sip red, this may be a good selection for you.