Estancia Central Coast Merlot 2008
One of the best in its class, simple but pleasant and very clean & smooth finish. Every time I buy another $12-15 red and I am unsatisfied I wish I bought this one instead.
Bigger than I thought it would be :)
Three and a half glasses
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Merlot has become an American favorite for a reason. Smooth tannins, full fruit, and luscious juiciness create a wine that can be appreciated by just about everyone.
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