Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Cosentino Napa County Merlot 2005
This is one of my favorites from a tasting I attended this past weekend at The Restaurant at Sun & Surf Beach Club in Atlantic Beach, N.Y. There were exclusively California wines that ran the gamut, but I'll be concentrating on the reds I enjoyed.
First up is the Merlot from Napa County, California... it's one with cojones, partly due to the 14.8% alcohol content. Complex and rustic, the earthy aromas carry the spices, leather and juicy cherries. All is balanced by a rich palate of slate and white pepper followed by a super long finish. Range about $22.