Tasting Notes – Frontera Merlot

Frontera Merlot Beef Stew

Name: Frontera Merlot
Producer: Concha y Toro
Region: Central Valley, Chile
Grape Varieties: Grape
Overall Rating:  ☆☆
Pairing: This was on sale, and merlot is the wine of the month, and I needed some wine for my beef stew.  Thus, it was a wine of convenience, but it didn’t deliver much else.  Overall, it was pretty bland, but it worked well in the stew and was fine to sip on while cooking.

Sight
Color: Purplish and inky

Aroma
Intensity: Low
Age: Youthful
Scent: undetectable

Palate
Dry/Sweet: Dry
Body: Light
Acidity: Smooth
Tannin: Low
Flavors:  Cherry (a little syrupy) and not much else.

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