Candor Merlot Lot 2 : Wine of the Week

Candor Wines has come up with a very intriguing idea: Blend a few vintages together and produce a consistent and enjoyable varietal at a reasonable cost. Isn't that breaking the rules of fine wine? Well kind of, but rules are made to be broken. What I taste in their Lot 2 Merlot is a bunch of blue and black fruits wrapped around a sturdy tannic core. The complexity, depth and texture are meant to age, which makes it fun if you lose a few in your cellar. It's a nice drinker to lay in before your weekend. Costs about $17. Cheers!

March 8, 2012.

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