Aldi-Love Review – Winking Owl Merlot Wine
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|Pros||cheap and good!|
|Details||750 ml bottle, alcohol 12% by volume; synthetic, easy to remove cork|
I am by no means a wine connoisseur. But I know what I like. And I LOVE a Merlot.
According to the notes from the Winking Owl Vineyards in California, the style is midway between light and full-bodied. The taste is dry (the scale being Dry, Semi-Dry, Semi-Sweet and Sweet), which I love. It is supposed to pair well with steak, pork and pasta and is best served between 55 and 60 degrees.
The cork is synthetic, so it’s soft and easy to remove and there’s no danger of it breaking apart. I’ve read that synthetic corks can allow air to get into the bottle after 18 months, but I don’t think that’s a concern with this wine.
Right off the bat I noticed the fullness. I didn’t think it was light at all, although I would have liked it even better had it been more full-bodied.
The label notes subtle flavors of black cherry, mixed berries and a hint of vanilla. I didn’t notice all of that, but I liked it!!