round 2, complete!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
This one wasn't as great as the previous, but it's helping me become aware of whats out there. This was a bottle of Barefoot merlot. This had the flavor of a dark berry infused with a hint of chocolate, so said the description on the bottle. It was a little bitter and tart for my taste, but maybe that's what they were aiming for. This bottle would goes great with a cigarette... ha. And it seems that the longer it stayed on my dresser, after having been opened 3 days prior, the better it tasted? I don't know if it was just me, or it really did work that way. And so the final verdict for this bottle, 2 out of 5 stars. Probably wouldn't buy this bottle anymore and considering that it was an $8.00 bottle this time, makes me all the more not to get it. I'm working my way up the food chain though! Hope this was somewhat helpful.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Polished off a bottle of Rex Goliath merlot last night. Spent about $7.00 on it from Walmart. I kind of regret having to buy it from there, but it was 2 a.m. and there weren't very many options. Anyway, surprisingly enough, it was pretty good. I haven't quite caught the grasp on wine jargon, like how to go about describing the taste from the smell to the actual drinking. But from an amateurs point of view, this is one of the better tasting merlots that I've had. It has a nice berry flavor that's sweet to the "palate" and carries a nice fragrance. I would recommend this wine for a leisurely drink, maybe after dinner due to its dessert like quality. I could definitely see myself buying another bottle, but this is the beginnings of an aspiring connoisseur. So, I can't double up. Pretty soon I hope to fill my closet shelf with each bottle and individual sticky notes that give proper ratings according to my taste and maybe yours as well. I'm going to continue on my journey through merlots before I start on any other "type" of wine. From cheap to expensive. I really gotta take some wine tasting classes though, lol.