Wente Vineyards and the Food Network have partnered together to create a delightful line of food friendly wines. One of these wines is the 2009 Merlot. These budget friendly wines retail for $12.99 a bottle. To make things simple, food pairing suggestions are listed on the back label.
The 2009 Merlot has aromas of oak, plum and cherry, along with a slightly gamey quality. On the palate there are bigger tannins than might be expected in a merlot, but I think this will improve with a little aging. This is a juicy wine, with vanilla, cherry and light plum flavors. As is the goal of the Entwine line, the 2009 Merlot would be best enjoyed as a complement to a meal.
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