Appealing aromas of berry and pepper spice lead this likeable Merlot from Romania. Integrated but somewhat simple, the wine nontheless has an overall elegant character and tannins with enough chew to temper aging. An interesting choice from an emerging (to the U.S.) wine region.
Reviews wines from Greece and Cyprus.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org