Corrado wrote:How Merlot-y was it? Can you equate it to any of the past woot.wine Merlots?
It's pretty merlot-y but in a good way. Nice cherry fruit, but some tannins on the finish (I think these are my tasting notes for pretty much every merlot, sorry!) I'd say it's a little bit more lush than some of the Sonoma merlots we've had (a la Wellington and Ty) but by no means a fruit bomb, and the cherry was not obnoxious like it is in some cheap WA merlots. Good complexity on the finish. I think even if you don't like merlot you still would like this wine.
Also, we had a monster Goosecross Howell Mountain cab after this one, probably why it is not standing out as super cab like.
Edited to say that I do agree with those who tasted that I would have pegged it as more cab than merlot, and I'll attribute that to the tannins. But now that I'm thinking back, I'm like "oh, yeah!"