Thirty years ago, Robert Mondavi set out to establish a wine culture in America by putting great California wine on every table. Invigorated by the success of Robert Mondavi Winery in the Napa Valley, in 1979 he established the Woodbridge Winery near his childhood home of Lodi, California.
This wine wasnt bad, but it was far from being good. The fruit seemed fake to me, almost like cherry Koolaid, however I found the spice notes it had to be interesting.
Good. Clear flavor. No after taste
This is my new favorite everyday wine. It's not terribly complex, but it's velvety smooth and with a nice finish.
I got a small single serving of this while taking the Amtrak to Chicago. It is exactly what you would expect of a wine that you would buy on an Amtrak. It was good enough, and was pleasant enough to sip on - and, considering my situation - I guess I just didn't feel the right to be snooty about anything. Not a lot of body and the tannins seemed low, but, met expectations well enough.
Nice and smooth. Great value for price.
Dark deep cherry flavors. Lots of character. Good texture and finish. Better than I expected.
Good stuff. Maybe not great, but definitely good, especially for the price.
External Reviews for Woodbridge Merlot
A little thin in flavor, but honest and robust, with thick tannins framing blackberries, cherries, currants and herbs. A very good price for a Cab this easy to drink.
Concentrated and nicely textured, with aromas and flavors of brown spice, cocoa and black fruit.
Decent and likable Zin, a friendly wine you can pull out for barbecue. Fruity and dry, with soft tannins and a clean, spicy finish. The perfect house red for everyday dining.
Winemaker Notes - Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Merlot has velvety smooth layers of black cherry, blackberry and chocolate character with just a hint of oak.
Starts off with a pronounced licorice quality, framed in smoky oak. The wine shows moderate body, with currant and spice fanning out on an herbal finish. Best from 2000 through 2006.
Medium cherry red. Medium-bodied. Moderately extracted. Mildly tannic. Herbs, blackberries. Simple briar fruit flavors on entry. Minerally, mildly herbaceous finish.
Food Pairings for Woodbridge Merlot
The 2009 Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Merlot offers lush aromas and flavors of juicy black cherries and plums accented by hints of mocha and cloves. The supple, velvety tannins give the wine good structure, while oak aging adds warm vanilla tones to the finish. The complex flavors and smooth texture of this wine enable it to pair well with a wide variety of dishes. Enjoy this versatile and approachable Merlot with barbecued chicken, spaghetti Bolognese, wild mushroom risotto, or a perfectly grilled burger.
|Total Acidity: .060 grams per liter|
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