Sainte-Croix Syrah-Merlot 2011

Trader Joes, $4.99

Aaron:  Can’t argue with the price, but not my favorite.  I felt the smell was overly synthetic with too much tobacco and plum.  Contradicting the nose, the sweet raspberry flavor with mild tannins was not my favorite.  87 points

Teri: This wine carries a full dark fruit smell of blackberries and jam. A smooth, full, round mouth flavor, with dark berry flavors of currants and raspberry. Medium tannins on the finish with a hint of oak. Overall, a nice blend that is full but not overpowering. Being in the bottle for four years has smoothed out the flavors and tannins nicely….plus a great price! 90 points


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