William Hill Central Coast Merlot 2012

William Hill MerlotTotal Wine & More, $17.99

Safeway, $19.99 retail

Aaron: Very berry!  Cherries and ripe red berries dominate the sweet smell as well as the mellow, smooth flavor.  There’s minimal bite and only a hint of oak, making this a great intro for newbies.  The finish isn’t bad, nice and mild with a bit of zucchini aftertaste for something unique.  90 points

Teri: Fruit, Fruit, Fruit! Fruits of blueberry and cherry in the smell in this traditional California fruit forward, medium bodied, wine. This bottle would be easy enough for new wine drinkers but complex enough for those who have a pickier palate. This is a great all around wine. 90 points