Meritage: 2008 Dry Creek The Mariner, Sonoma and The King

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Found a new wine store in my town and they had this dry creek mariner merit age. Pretty good not so expensive meritage, with chocolate, cedar, ripe bla ck fruits, good finish, nice mouthfeel. The tannins are very soft and it di dn't hold up the 2nd day. Quantum is better, but equally more expensive. The price here, $60, is like beringers napa valley cab and I'd prefer this one over that beringer. On the other hand the knights valley is 44$. But co mpletely different in style. So when I feel like the stony cab Id take knig hts valley and if I feel like a more fruity CA wine Id go for the Dry Creek .
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And then a supermarket had an open bottle of a CA cab called "The King" (El vis). It was downright horrible and I exclaimed disgust in public. It was b lackberry yogurt with extra sugar.
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Michael Nielsen
itage. Pretty good not so expensive meritage, with chocolate, cedar, ripe b lack fruits, good finish, nice mouthfeel. The tannins are very soft and it didn't hold up the 2nd day. Quantum is better, but equally more expensive.
s one over that beringer. On the other hand the knights valley is 44$. But completely different in style. So when I feel like the stony cab Id take kn ights valley and if I feel like a more fruity CA wine Id go for the Dry Cre ek.
Elvis). It was downright horrible and I exclaimed disgust in public. It was blackberry yogurt with extra sugar.
Oh, that does sound quite disgusting. At least it wasn't a deep-fried banan a and peanut butter sandwich.
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lleichtman
eritage. Pretty good not so expensive meritage, with chocolate, cedar, ripe black fruits, good finish, nice mouthfeel. The tannins are very soft and i t didn't hold up the 2nd day. Quantum is better, but equally more expensive .
his one over that beringer. On the other hand the knights valley is 44$. Bu t completely different in style. So when I feel like the stony cab Id take knights valley and if I feel like a more fruity CA wine Id go for the Dry C reek.
(Elvis). It was downright horrible and I exclaimed disgust in public. It w as blackberry yogurt with extra sugar.
ana and peanut butter sandwich.
As a positive note, it made me appreciate the cheap barberesco next to it, which I normally do not like. Think the brand is "Gemma". At least that one tasted like wine. Yeah this one:
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