There’s a lot of great Merlot available on the bulk market from Napa Valley these days at very favorable prices so it’s not a stretch to find some great juice in some negociant bottlings like Castle Rock. I’ve reviewed a few other varietals from this producer here in the past and have been impressed with what I’ve found.
Castle Rock, Merlot, Napa Valley 2004 ($9) – Dark purple in color with aromas of blackberry, chocolate and cedar. In the mouth, there are blackberry, currant and mint flavors finishing with dusty tannins. A solid value in Merlot.
Natural cork closure