2009 Naked Winery Merlot- Columbia Valley

Elegantly rugged, Right Bordeauxesque filled with gripping aromas of tobacco, grass and graphite.  This full bodied red has firm tannins and gripping flavors of earth, plum, black currant and licorice. Everything a fruit bomb Merlot is not, and everything a Merlot should be. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 


2007 Benvenuto De La Serna Malbec

This full bodied Malbec offers toasted oak, earth, herbaceousness and cigarbox on the nose, while lending multi layered, closed dark fruit, black licorice and anise upon the palate.  Definitely not a sipping Malbec and should be paired with a hearty beef dish; I felt for  $13 it was a good value, but at full retail price for $23, I could take or leave it.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.   

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