Indaba Merlot South Africa 2010
A go to favorite, particularly at the price point. Lush and smooth with bright but mellow fruit that does not edge into too sweet. Typical amount of earthiness for a merlot but richer than what you would expect for the price. For meals with hosts or guests of unknown wine tastes, this and highflyer our red choice (Twomey Sauvignon blanc and Poppy Chardonnay our current white wine go to when we do not know people's tastes).