The plan for this Merlot, was a Saturday night meal of Spaghetti, Garlic Naan Bread and a great movie. Well, there was a change of plans, as Saturday Night turned out to be a girls night out! So, now that Monday has come to an end, I thought I would skip the food pairing tonight and sit, relax and sip this wine. After allowing the wine to breathe, I couldn’t stop sniffing the fabulous aromas of dark, ripe cherry and plum. Subtle oak and spice are apparent on the nose and this makes the wine that more inviting. On the palate, this Merlot is light bodied with subtle tannins and a great lingering finish of fruit. The longer it breathes, the more it opens up and it probably would be a good idea to decant. For the price, this is a great find. I feel it would pair nicely with a simple meal of steak, spaghetti or pizza. As I am sipping this wine, I watched my glass and this wine has legs! Not only on the label, but in the glass. The alcohol content is 14.2%, that explains it! I think this wine would have been appropriate to drink with the girls on Saturday night. “Strut, Red Over Heels” and the label itself is saucy and fun, so why not have fun drinking it! Next time it is girls night out, I may just start it off with “Red Over Heels”!!!!!
Savor your sips.