Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dr. Jebediah Drinkwell's Paso Robles Meritage, 2007

A Trader Joe's special, Dr. Jebediah Drinkwell Meritage often makes the TJ Top Ten list on Jason's wine blog. As usual, I agree with Jason's assessment. The blend is 60% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot.

The wine has lively Cab Franc qualities--red raspberries, tart cherries and even a hint of Cab Franc dirt. It's medium to light bodied and works well with hearty vegetable-oriented dishes like Tuscan or Moroccan stew. For $8.99, it's a good value although not a wine that I would drink often.

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