2007 Alexander Valley Vinyards Merlot Wetzel Family Estate
Appellation: Alexander Valley, CA
Notes: 13.9% ABV. This Merlot is blended with a small amount of Cabernet. Color is violet. Nose is dark fruit, some oak, has a bit of an old world bordeaux smell to it. Attack is dark fruit, blackberry. Nice tannic structure, a little astringent. Very dry. Medium finish. Not knocking my socks off, but pretty good. This is another one to decant to see if that helps, as it is showing young. (After decanting for 45 minutes, it smoothed out and became very nice, so I’d hold it for a few years or decant before drinking).
Price: $14.99 at Wells