Pays d’Oc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Pays d'Oc Cabernet Sauvignon MerlotDrier than a volcanic beach at low tide, tannic as the sun at high noon, strong as it is wild, a true drink for the gods. Overtones of pomegranate and a suggestive aftertaste of crispy, morning bacon. Tried with mahjong spice and dark greens a la garlic.

Santa Margherita Merlot Veneto 2015

Santa Margherita
Delightfully tender and rouge, dry as sand, mellow, and strong. Lightly dry, vivid and vibrant with a cherry follow. Well aged and thoroughly enjoyable. Quite tannin and balances with spice, oily nuts, and toufu. Taken with mozzarella snack sticks one day and peanuts the next. A second bottle with pepper smoked duck from Yilan, Taiwan. Always best on a full stomach.