| 2005 Buena Vista Merlot Carneros|
WB Rating: 88
Alcohol by volume: 13.8%
Price at time of purchase: $7.98 (Raley's)
Principal varietal(s): Merlot
While I didn't find this Merlot to be quite as deep as the 2004, it was still a classy, impressive, delicious, varietally pure Merlot for what I can only guess was a clearance sale price at Raley's. Crystal-bright ruby red color, ripe and satisfying texture, lots of cherry/currant fruit with chocolate and spice overtones. Good depth and finish. Excellent Merlot that would be a deal at $20, much less $8. - HK 2009-03-31
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