I’m really excited to post my first Wine of the Week edition. I recently heard about the link up from my friend, Maren and I’ve been really wanting to participate since! Alysia at Slim Sanity links up everyone’s Wine of the Week posts. It’s fun to read what everyone is drinking and if they enjoyed it or not. I really don’t know much about wine, which is a shame since I live in Sonoma County. I’ll always accept a glass of wine, and I love trying any variety. I do prefer white wines in the summer, so I’m sure most my Wine of the Week posts will be whites for the time being, but ya never know! I’m not even sure if I’ll do one every week, maybe just two a month.
Today I’m sharing Beringer’s White Merlot. I had never heard of a white merlot until last week when Maren & Sonia were talking about it on twitter. I knew I had to find a bottle for myself. Last Saturday morning I was at the store, browsing through the wine aisle when I found what I was looking for. Beringer’s White Melot was on sale for $5.99 a bottle. I snatched the bottle as fast as I could!
Beringer has been around since 1876. I wish I knew more about them, because the company I work for has done a lot of construction for them. I’m glad that now I can at least say I’ve had one of their wines. I’m also going to make it a point to go wine tasting there soon!
I was a little disappointed that the bottle didn’t describe which fruits the wine tasted like, but it was definitely fruity.
I was extremely impressed with this bottle. I have nothing to compare it to, since I’ve never had a white merlot berfore, but it was delicious! The color was beautiful and inviting. It was fruity, but not overly fruity. Sitting in my mouth it was completely smooth with no bite. There wasn’t much of an alcohol taste from start to finish. This would definitely be a great wine for a new wine drinker. It’s perfect for a sunny day. I enjoy drinking a glass of wine before my dinner as an appetizer rather than with dinner. I did take my last sip while I was eating my vegetarian pizza and it definitely didn’t work with the food, which I had already anticipated.