Friday, January 30, 2009
Wines for the New Depression: Carte Vieja Merlot
This is another entry from my friends at Acker Merril . This was a big surprise, because it is a really good Merlot and in the 5 dollar range.
There are so many bad, weak, sweet, overpriced wines coming from California of all varieties and a Merlot in the same price range is almost guaranteed to be BAD. This lovely little entry from Chile was quite good. Much better than a lot of examples at 3 to 4 times the price. It has great fruit, good acid, and a nice finish.
While it has a nice body and extraction I would not pair it with short ribs, however it did make a great pasta wine.