I had paired this wine for tonight’s nights dinner that consisted of a deconstructed Reuben sandwich. Rubens are one of Chris’ favorite sandwiches and the corned beef was so tender and delicious that I didn’t hardly know it wasn’t on the typical marble rye bread she usually builds it on! It was served with a tangy thousand island dressing, so I did not want a heavy Cabernet Sauvignon or a white, so I chose a Merlot.
Deep color depth and a garnet purple hue. Somehow I deleted my picture!
The Merlot was very aromatic and young-fruity. I noted sweet ripe fruit, plum, bing cherry, blue berry, spice
This wine was slightly dry, medium body with a lively acidity level. The tannins were medium and soft. Tasting it, I had soft mid palate flavors with a silky long finish. It was very flavorful.
How much: $50.00
Appellation and region: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County.
I rated the 2008 Sbragia Home Ranch Merlot three glasses. This is a very good Merlot.
It paired very well with Chris’ deconstructed Reuben sandwich for dinner.
Life is too short to drink crappy wine!