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
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.
- posted 5 years ago