On the North Fork of Long Island's wine country comes this delectable 100% Merlot. Ruby red colors in front of layers of eucalyptus, fresh mint and chocolate, combine with flavors reminiscent of licorice, white pepper and a jammy undercurrent. Further opening to chewy red cherries while displaying firm but balanced tannins and a wild, solid finish. Retails for $18.99.
Full disclosure: this sample bottle sent to me compliments of Macari Wines.