Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 158: Getting Horizontal with Merlot

In this episode, Jeff tastes two Trader Joe’s 2012 Merlots from two different AVA’s in the Napa Valley…

Wine Tasted:

Trader Joe's 2012 Oakville and Rutherford Grand Reserve Merlot

Trader Joe’s 2012 Oakville and Rutherford Grand Reserve Merlot

One Problem:

The natural cork in this wine was so dry that I could not pierce it with a cork screw.  This is never a good sign.  This would never happen with a screw top or synthetic cork.

The natural cork in this wine was so dry that I could not pierce it with a cork screw. This is never a good sign. This would never happen with a screw top or synthetic cork.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What’s your favorite Napa Valley Merlot?  Why do you still think natural cork is better than synthetic closures?  Leave a comment, and let us know.

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2 Responses to “Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 158: Getting Horizontal with Merlot”

  1. ralph Says:

    HiJeff,

    I´ve had just one bottle Merlot from Napa and that was 2010 Shafer Merlot. Fantastic wine. Would buy again.

    Best wishes from Germany

    Ralph

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