Truth up front, bought this wine cause the label looked cool and the local wine reviewer had given it over 90 points.
Great label, great wine. Let it breath for a while, 20 mins or so and it makes a good difference. For an ’08 merlot bottled from the Russian River Valley this was a great wine all the way around.
The label says “wine waves and soul” and this wine has each of those. A great balance, smooth taste and great finish. Paired it with a creamy pasta dish and it was perfect. At well under $20 definitely worth a try.
The XPRT wine review rating 90 out of 100.
One word for this wine, smooth.
First time trying this wine and first time purchasing a wine from the Dry Creek Vineyard in Healdsburg, CA. Initially this wine had a bit of a chocolatey flavor, after it breathed a while longer there was just a hint of chocolate.
With very soft tannins and a very smooth start and finish this wine would pair with just about anything. It is well balanced and well worth the money, just under $15 at our local wine store.
This is definitely one of the best cabs we have had in a while.
Overall TheXPRT Rating – 91 out of 100