Monday, May 07, 2007

Beringer Founders' Estate Merlot 2003

This 2003 Beringer Founders' Estate Merlot had a lovely nose, both smoky and full of berry notes. In fact, we found the nose nicer than the taste, but that's not to say it didn't taste fine, because it did. Lots of apparent sweetness from the fruit, but good tannins, too, making it a well-balanced wine that was just what you'd expect from a good merlot.

We happened to be trying it with cheese from Regina's Bulk Cheese Warehouse, and found it went well with Blue Benedictine, especially at the back of the palate. It also went very well with Old Masters Gouda.

We'd definitely be willing to buy it again.

(Sorry for the poor-quality label shot: sometimes all you've got is your cellphone camera.)

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