2009 Saratoga Winery Merlot

My surrogate German sister Bea and i find ourselves with an out-of-tune guitar, and a bottle of wine from the fingerlakes that we both agree – for our sophisticated palettes – is a little lackuster. But it could be because this was in fact our SECOND bottle, and the first – a delicious and unusual Californian Petite Sirah – set the bar insanely high. Either way its hard as hell to tune a guitar after two bottles of wine. ‘Specially when one of you is crying about missing your cat.