Yellow Tail Merlot

Someone left a bottle from our Christmas party, so we opened this for dinner. Not bad honestly, as much as I have a general disdain for merlot. Single dimensional an unbalanced acid limit it's viability. Not awful on it's own but ok with red meat.

Rating: 83


2004 Dei Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Beautiful wine, paired with linquine with portobello mushroom broth (en brodo). This is a very accessible fine italian wine in the $20-25 range. Consistently good producer and readily available here in Denver. It's a tannic age-worthy wine that is full of dark berries, leather, spice and violets. Rating: 89-90