Thursday, January 9, 2014
Wine 15: Green Fin Merlot
This week, while picking up banana chips and spiced chai tea bags at the Trader Joe's, I did my normal walk through of the wine section and decided to give a bottle of Green Fin California Merlot a whirl.
The Green Fin Merlot grabbed my attention because it's label features classic California styling, a woody wagon with a long board on top and a relaxed sketched title, it feels very Venice Beach. The price, of course, is always a deciding factor when choosing a wine to share with you, dear readers, and the Green Fin Merlot price is just right, $3.99.
The Green Fin bottle called to me day after day while laying horizontally in my dark wooden wine rack, "Drink me Mama," and yesterday I gave in and popped the cork. The wine pours as a deep, dark red, and has a great aroma of black currant, not exceptionally sweet, but more clean and fresh. The first sip offered a sweet start, a delightful middle, and a tastefully smokey finish. The second sip was even more enjoyable and that's what concreted the deal for me, I decided this Green Fin Merlot is a fantastic wine (and it's produced from organic grapes...I am losing my wine loving mind, how much better can the Green Fin get?).
I am very happy to be able to recommend a great wine to you, after a run of contemptible wines (see: Tisdale and/or Three Winemakers), and I was ecstatic to sip a wine that is worth sharing. On your next trip to the Trader Joe's, while grabbing gluten free pretzels and hummus dip, grab a bottle of Green Fin Merlot and enjoy.