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Palo Alto Reserve Red Wine 2009, Red Diamond Merlot 2008, and Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon

This bargain red wine from Chile was worth the $9 we paid for it.  It is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Carmenere, and 15% Syrah. (Rating ***) Read more at

The similarly priced Red Diamond Merlot 2008 from Washington State provided very good bang for the buck and is worth seeking out. (Rating ***1/2) Read more at

We were less enthused about Earthquake Cabernet Sauvnignon (Lodi Appelation), a $20-$25 bottle that struck us an oafishly fruity.(Rating **3/4)


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