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'08 Souverain Merlot - Innkeeper - 11-17-2012 06:24 PM

2008 Souverain, Sonoma County, Merlot ($8.99 NH Liq Store Sale): Alcohol level: 14.8%. Don’t know why it sold at this price because it was a very nice wine.

The wine gave you black raspberry on the nose and upfront. Across the palate you get more fruit, hints of vanilla, herbs, and pepper. The finish lingered. The alky level was not noticed at all because of the near perfect balance.

We matched it with grilled loin ends Teriyaki, rice pilaf, and green beans. It was a splendid Saturday evening dinner.