The rose reviews continue today with this 100% merlot bottling made by Miguel Martin at Palmer Vineyards.

For an all-merlot rose, this one has some character. The red berries you’d expect are there — red cherries and cranberries — but also a bit of red apple and lightly floral overtones. The palate shows nice weight and texture, with bright berry flavor and citrusy acidity.

Merlot rose rarely thrills, but this one is satisfying and delicious. Just don’t expect a ton of complexity.

Producer: Palmer Vineyards
 North Fork of Long Island
Price: $20 (sample)

(3 out of 5, Very good/Recommended)