2008 Sbragia Home Ranch Merlot

3g

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.

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Sight
Deep color depth and a garnet purple hue.  Somehow I deleted my picture!

Smell
The Merlot was very aromatic and young-fruity.  I noted sweet ripe fruit, plum, bing cherry, blue berry, spice

Taste
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.

abv: 14.6%

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.

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