Day 1: At first this one reminded me of a Pinot oddly. It’s very smooth and thin with a clean finish. It features strong cherry notes with purposeful but not overpowering tannins. There is also a subtle hint of oakiness.
Day 2: Still delicious. Even more cherry and tannin chewiness is detectable on day 2. Don’t judge me but it tasted quite good chilled despite being a red.
The Two Vines Columbia Crest 2009 Merlot is definitely on RoodonFood’s short list for inexpensive, quality merlots.