2015 MERF Cabernet Sauvignon
Here's a brand new wine label that I frankly, hadn't heard of but of course, I'm always eager to learn something new. This 2015 MERF Cabernet Sauvignon is staight out of Columbia Valley, Washington, where many of my favorite red blends were born and raised. A combination of Cabernet Sauvignon (81%), Merlot (17%) and Merlot (2%), this easy-to-imbibe red is a little fruity on the nose and at first sip. Blueberry, vanilla and sweet spices predominantly fill the glass and if you like a softer, more subtle Cabernet blend, this is your jam! In the mouth is more of the same but black raspberry and sweet tobacco round out the flavor profile with a very short finish. My recommendation is to drink this with a bloody, salty, bone-in slab of beef or some hot Virginia ham and Swiss cheese sandwiches with spicy mustard. It would be a match made in heaven.
Columbia Valley, Washington
Suggested retail price: $12.99
Drink The Bottles score: 82/100