Ravenswood Merlot North Coast Vintners Blend 2008
External Reviews for Ravenswood Merlot North Coast Vintners Blend
Soft and smooth with ripe berry flavors, the goal of Ravenswood Vintners Blend, is accessibility both in character and price. Since 1983, Ravenswood's Joel Peterson has been renowned not only as one of California's best winemakers but also as one of its most talented blenders, piecing together superb value-driven wines like this supple California Merlot.
Full of smooth tannins, this Merlot shines with bright fruit flavors of black plum and cherry along with olive and spice.
You get a big bang for your buck here. Itrsquo;s a terrifically fruity wine, packed with black cherry and blackberry flavors that are long and presistent through the finish. Soft in tannins, and so ripely sweet you could pour it over vanilla ice cream, but itrsquo;s a dry wine.
The Vintnerrsquo;s Blend has a rich, somewhat soft, moderately complex, spicy, ripe, raspberry aroma. The flavors are those of black cherries, mint and vanilla with a sturdy, slightly astringent finish.
A nice balance of oak and fruit, where ripe plum and cherry flavors are complex and elegant on the palate, all in perfect harmony.
Clean and balanced, with jammy flavors of plums, earth and blackberry, it has well-etched tannins, a rich mouthfeel, and a spicy finish.
This is a nice, dry, smooth red wine. It has pleasant flavors of berries and cocoa, and is very soft in tannins.