Clear Lake Merlot 2011 - Case of 6
California wine is the best!
I bought this wine for my son - it's a smooth wine that can be served with practically anything or even just to enjoy a glass anytime.
Shall be looking to buy more wines from California.
17 May 2013
Good but not quite as described.
The description states 'deeply fruity and juicy example of Merlot, ripe and soft, with a rich dark purple colour and plenty of blackberry and cassis flavours', but this is not quite accurate. I found it a little acidic and light. It is a young wine and the bottling production date on the bottle said July 2012 of a 2011 Merlot. As this ideally should be drunk within six months of purchase I think, whilst possibly past its optimum date for consumption to deliver that deeply fruity taste, this is a very palatable wine. I have decanted the last couple of bottles on the recommendation of Andy, the food store manager of my Ashton Moss branch it does indeed make a big difference. I would definitely recommend this wine. But don't expect the richness or depth of other Merlot.
07 May 2013
Excellent bottle of wine. Originally ordered 6 bottles and then reordered 24! Buy this and you will not regret it.
08 March 2013
We found this wine to be too acidic in flavour. Dare I say vinegary ?
29 December 2012