I admit, I bought this one for the name alone. I thought it would be a fun wine to serve around Halloween. Not only that, but I love the association of velvet when I think of merlot.
Of course, my husband would tell you, I am one for instant gratification. I couldn’t wait until Halloween and wanted to try this wine right away. OK, well, I waited until dinner time, but you get the picture. I justify this with not wanting to serve a bad wine to guests, or if it’s good, wanting to go back and get several more bottles. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!
I liked this merlot. I have to admit I’m “iffy” on merlots. I love ‘em or hate ‘em. I LOVE Red Diamond Merlot, but had a BV merlot this past weekend that was horrendous. The Velvet Devil was good! Not my favorite, but good. I really liked the notes of cherry and chocolate that I tasted and the smooth finish that it left in my mouth. Would I buy it again? For $12 or so, this was a good merlot and would be a fun addition to a party.
Off to get my ‘TO DO’ list accomplished:
- Yearly “womanly” Dr. appt.
- Grocery shopping
- Clean bathrooms
- 3 mile walk with Ava and Chase
- New recipe for dinner tonight. :-)
Have a great Wednesday everybody!!
Do you ever buy wines purely because the label called out to you?