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November 16, 2011

Robin Ridge 2008 Merlot

This is a very nice wine.  I say that without a hint of sarcasm.  The only thing, it’s like a million other wines you might drink, at a wine bar, in a restaurant, at someone’s home.  It’s nothing to really write much of a review about.  It’s like getting prompt service from a teller at the bank; it’s a drag to have to do a transaction other than at the ATM but it’s convenient you don’t have to wait too long.  I swear if you blindfolded me and gave me a taste I wouldn’t have the slightest clue what I was drinking.  But, as I say, not unpleasant, just non-descript.  We bought it at MudBay wines, a rather wonderful local wine store, well stocked, reasonable prices.  BC wines only; a strength and a weakness.

Price: $20 at MudBay, on sale, regularly (I think) $22.

Market Liquidity: In a sea of wine temptation not our first pick.