Yates Family Vineyard-Fleur De Veeder-Merlot-Mount Veeder-California-2008-$37.50-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color. A full bodied, delicious Merlot, yes it’s a Merlot, 100%, cassis, raspberry, velvet favors, mocha, a very long finish. Search out this winery, just had a private tasting with Michael and Whitney Yates, great family, great wine. WE-92 CR-91 Good with meats, chicken, pasta
Zanzibar Cellars-Casima-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Sangiovese-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2008-14.8% Alcohol-$15.82-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark black purple in color. A full bodied red blend with black cherry, tar and herbs with a spicy long finish, very good QPR, and a cool label. WS-88 CR-89 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.