Yellow Tail Cabernet-Merlot

Yellow Tail Cabernet - Merlot

Yellow Tail Cabernet - Merlot

Wine Name: Yellow Tail Cabernet-Merlot

Origin: Australia (South Eastern region)

Grapes: Cabernet (70%) Merlot (30%)

Cost: $8

My thoughts: The aroma was slightly oaky. It tasted fruity and jammy, with almost a cotton candy taste but just while in the mouth. Once I swallowed the wine, it was robust, with a nice, medium finish. It was a bit acidic and had some tannins that I could taste. I would definitely buy this wine again.

Vendage California 2006 merlot

Vendage California 2006 Merlot

Vendage California 2006 Merlot

I’m having lots of fun tasting and thinking about new wines. I’m an amateur wine reviewer so my descriptions are what I taste or smell or perceive, and may not include “professional” jargon and descriptions. The librarian in me looks at the wine’s label as though it were the cover page of a book being cataloged- what it says is what I write as the wine name.

Wine name: Vendage California 2006 Merlot

Origin: Woodbridge and Madera, California

Cost: $5-6

Grapes: merlot

My thoughts: Nice burgundy color. I would describe the aroma as cooked figs and cooked cherries – nice. I liked the taste; to me there was almost a carbonated feel in my mouth. The finish was medium. I would definitely buy this again.