I am finishing this California Ravenswood Merlot that we opened last night. I was pleasantly surprised both last night and tonight at this wine because generally Merlots are a bit too soft for my tastes. However, this merlot is quite exceptional. It has a fresh, intense plum and cherry vanilla aroma. On the palate is a full, round, ripe berry flavor with mouth-watering acidity (crisp and clean), followed by a soft, chocolaty spicy finish with chewy tannins, which adds to the enjoyment of this wine.
It is a Monday evening, start of a new work week. I am reheating a pot of soup that I made last week for our dinner. Simple, but delicious. We’ll eat our dinner and check out “House” — one of my favorite TV shows.