A soft, integrated nose of red berry, spice and some smoke leads on this Merlot from Romania. The berry and spice flavors are slightly angular with a sweet, wooded finish, and the tannins pronounced. A mildly rustic Merlot that could use some aging or a good piece of meat to temper the edge.
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Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa joined Wine Enthusiast in 2006, when she moved from Sonoma, California, to Manhattan. Kostrzewa has written and edited wine, food and travel stories for the past 14 years, and oversees all editorial direction of Wine Enthusiast Magazine and WineMag.com, in addition to the tasting programs. Kostrzewa co-edited the Wine Enthusiast Wine & Food Pairings book and has co-authored numerous books on wine and travel in her career. Email: email@example.com