A sexy blend, but not earth-shattering

Friday, January 1, 2016

Brand NameMelo Meli
Wine NameCabernet Sauvignon
Vintage (Year)2013
AVANapa Valley
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeBordeaux Blends (Red), Cabernet Sauvignon
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %14.8%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$50 - $100
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

So, I was looking for a great Bordeaux blend the other day and was looking for something in between a tried and true Hess wine and Montes Alpha M and was turned onto this wine.  I can say that it is very velvety, but it lacks that character that I am looking for in a true Bordeaux style blend.  The nose is strong and I get a taste that reminds me more of the essence of Merlot than Cabernet [but when you get some pretty good grapes of each, they can fool you into thinking that you're drinking the other] but I can't discern any Petit Verdot, which is my honey.  It's not a bad wine, but not worth what they are charging for it.


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