Staff Wine Review – GoodCheapBooze.com
Not Good Booze. Sad.
Now, this is from a fine old brand in California. One expects better. A nice package with an attractive label. But the wine? Indifferent and sad. Pass this one by. Just a tad nasty.
BV Coastal Estates Merlot
Price Paid – $9.99
Date Reviewed – 10/15/17
Where Purchased – BevMo SF Bay Area
Varietal or Type – Merlot
Vintage Year – 2015
Appellation – California
Winery/Brand – Beaulieu Vineyards
Bottle Size – 750 ML
Alcohol – 13.5%
Cork? – Composition
Pour it and taste – Bright red color. Sulphur and cherry nose. Cherry notes, tannins
Aerator – Sulphur faded a bit. Hard to find the cherries. Tannins more pronounced. Short finish.
Decanter – Sulphur gone. Spicy nose. Cherries gone. Unpleasant finish
Overall – In one word: disappointing.
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