Meeker Vineyard-Merlot0Handprint Collection-Sonoma County-California-2009-14.6% Alcohol-$32.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with very ripe fruit, blackberry, black cherry, some chocolate and spice on finish. A good Merlot, buy it for the cool bottle more than the juice inside. NR CR-89 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.
Jon Nathaniel Cellars-(Flora Springs)-Bodacious-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley-California-2009-14.2% Alcohol-$40.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color. A medium bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, plum, some chocolate and spice on finish. Was better at Flora Spring’s tasting room, a bit disjointed and overpriced. NR CR-87 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.