Artistry In The Bottle?
Upon reviewing the bottle, I was pleased to see that this wine is produced by Thomas Fogarty. Some time ago I picked up three bottles of his Santa Cruz Mountains Merlot and was impressed with the taste and value.
Mixed Up Blend
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Instead, the blend leads with a grape of Spanish origin, Tempranillo. The mix is 60% Tempranillo, 29% Merlot, 9% Syrah, and a mere 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. As a result, this is a lighter, more agile wine.
There are some good red fruit notes with a hint of spice. It is easy drinking with no heavy tannins. A nice pick to pair with a light entree or perhaps tapas.
While I pondered the wine, I used a newly downloaded app on my tablet to enhance my photo and create a new work of art – although you can be the judge of that.
Is this wine an artistic masterpiece? Perhaps not, but it is enjoyable and with a SRP of $19 (and available for much less) it is a solid value. A nice bottle to share for informal occasions.