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New Reds: Quick Review

By: Cresta

A couple of new reds I’ve tried recently…

Robert Reynolds Merlot “Rocky’s Block” Lodi 2007

I tried this wine at a recent event and I was pleasantly surprised. Not outstanding but well above average. It is a subtle, medium-bodied Merlot from the Lodi region in California; slightly oaky with berry and vanilla flavors, very low tannins and a smooth but super sweet finish for a Merlot. I would consider having this one on hand at home as it was easy to drink.

My rating:

Pink hapy





2010 Bodegas Sierra Norte Bobal Temperamento

This was a wine club pick, and it was just OK for me. The club tries very hard to select unique wines that you can’t find everywhere.  I don’t think I’ve been a fan of the Spanish selections they’ve sent over the last couple years.

This wine comes from the Bobal grape, which is a dark-skinned red grape native to the Utiel-Requena region in Valencia, Spain. It had an intense fruity aroma, a soft oak flavor with hints of black licorice (probably why this was not one of my faves). The structured tannins and long finish made it a little hard for me to drink.

I have not had a white wine in a long while! I am definitely ready for Spring so I at least have a (better) excuse to try some whites.

Any suggestions?

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Posted by Cresta at 8:44 am in Wine Misc | Permalink | Comments (1)

One Response to “New Reds: Quick Review”

  1. Arsène Bacchus says:

    Thank you for your wine suggestion and your blog!

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