Beringer Founder’s Estate Merlot (4 out of 5)

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D got me a bottle of this awhile ago. A month? It was right after Duran Duran, and that concert was the first time I had indulged in a lot of wine in a long time. The month since? Has been a fucking nightmare. I am long overdue for a few drinks. I decided Tuesday I was going to have a glass. One turned into two. This is some quality grape juice here, my friends. I encourage you to give it a whirl. Or a swirl and swish. With some pungent cheese. Or a pungent cheese pizza. Whatever you choose! 

This is a 2013 vintage. Merlot is my original wine mistress, and a defining characteristic is their full-bodiedness. This one has that in droves! It knocked it out of the park on the first sip. 13.8% on the volume. No wonder! It is a dry Merlot and a slightly peppery taste on the tip if the tongue. Or some sort of toasted spice, which I cannot quite identify. It blends in seamlessly with the natural flavors of blackberry and plum that are present in this Merlot.Beringer knows how to put out a quality wine. The Beringer Brothers-Frederick and Jacob- founded their vineyards in Napa Valley in 1876. They still have bragging rights as the longest operators in Napa Valley, and their wines continually show their dedication to the craft. I highly recommend this to go along with steak. Its heady scent and flavor would lend itself to a happy partnership with a Porterhouse. I would tell you that if you enjoy a spicy, dry Merlot, this is a great place to start. 

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I read a ridiculous amount of books in a ridiculously quick amount of time. I read everything- fiction, history, sports, political science, fantasy, young adults, kids, romance- everything. I have worked in books almost half of my life now, and I never get bored with them. I need an outlet for books, where I can reach many people who may or may not give a fig about my opinions. I'm kind of known for rambling about books, so I figure it's about time I get off my lazy ass and take it to the blogosphere, where I have had the great luck of meeting many wonderful people inflicted with this book-disease. Personal stuff? Not much. I work too much, I'm single so I have more time to deal with this and less to deal with BS. I'm a die-hard Duranie and 80's fan. I am way too entertained with social media and astrology(for those of you who give a fig, I'm a Capricorn, or the sexier description- a seagoat.) for mine and the world's- own good. Only insanity can result from me blogging. That said, here goes!

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