O’Vineyards Trah Lah Lah Red Blend 2005

Red Blend: 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon

Online Purchase from Naked Wines, $15.99


Aaron:  They lost points for the name – seriously?? – but won them back with the wine.  The full earthy smell featured cinnamon and peppermint with a slight sweetness; this was unique and tantalizing.  There was a subtle complexity to the flavor which was medium bodied and smooth with some noticeable tannins.  The taste was comprised mostly of nearly-ripe berries but had hints of other participants (hence the subtlety).  The finish was nice but left some chalkiness on the tongue.  91 points

Teri: This red blend from France carries a medium smell of fruit with a smooth flavor and medium tannins. I tasted strong strawberry/cranberry at the start melting into a strawberry finish with a hint of spicy oak. This almost tasted more like juice than wine. 89 points 

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