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2 October, 2009

Wine Review–Lockwood Merlot 2005

Comments : 1 Posted in : Merlot, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez

Wine:  Lockwood Vineyard Monterey Merlot 2005
Region:  Central Coast of California

The description on the back of this bottle declares it to be a remarkably balanced merlot.  Twice.  On first sip, I’d say that’s hyperbole.  Spices are the most prominent component, kind of like taking a bite of an old-fashioned stick of clove gum. It smells like raspberry and leather but tastes more like bark than leather going down, with a bit of moss on the strip.  Yes, I know how moss tastes-I had an adventuresome childhood.  The raspberry flavor is subtler and has that overly juicy taste like they’ve just started getting mealy.  I would definitely not call it balanced but it did mellow out with each sip and grew on me.

2 stars

2 stars

Reviewed 8.28.09.

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