Sweet and fruity is the feel of this wine. Very fruity, with caramelized fruit in aroma and flavors and finish. On the palate, there’s also some unripe plum along with its light woody tannins. Fairly uncomplicated and easy to drink as an aperitif. Serve cool. Recommended with reservations. BSE

WHO: Roth Estate
WHAT: Merlot
WHERE: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: around $24 (media sample)

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