Blackstone 2008 Winemaker’s Select Merlot

This Blackstone wine opened with black cherry, strawberry, and clove aromas with a hint of bell pepper. A very nice combination of aromas. On the palate I found cherry hard candy and dark cherry flavors with a hint of mint leaves. $9.99 with a value of 4 out of 5 corks.

We paired this with Cajun pork: ingredients were 2 lbs of cubed pork, 2 yellow peppers, (1) 15 oz can of spicy diced tomatoes, and frozen broccoli (yeah, I thought the same thing too but it wasn’t bad). Cook in a crock pot for 2 1/2 – 3 hrs on high, season to taste including hot sauce, Cajun seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Add the broccoli during the last 1/2 hour of cooking time. Serve over long grain rice. We also paired this with a beef stew at my sister-in-laws and it was good with this meal too. I don’t think you can go wrong with whatever meal you decide to cook.