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Wine Review: Fetzer's Light Tasting Merlot

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Fetzer’s Merlot offers an everyday wine that fits well with a variety of food choices. The wine itself was a strong purchase for under $10 per bottle. I was pleased with the quality and unlike many of the brands I have tried there is a high potential that I would purchase this wine again. Of course, that does not mean I found the “perfect” wine but it does mean that Fetzer’s Merlot was of sufficient quality and taste to make it a recommendation for daily use. Merlot is generally a light and fruity brand. In particular, Fetzer has a slightly higher pitched aftertaste even though the wine is smooth in its contour. Merlot is much softer and subtler in taste than Cabernet Sauvignon. It provides for an excellent choice for those who do not want to pucker. Such wine is drier than other varieties and has lower tannin levels that encourage this smoothness. Since it is lighter to the senses it also goes well with lighter tasting foods that do not overpower it. It pairs well with a v