Remember when red wines from Napa were dry ? -I do...it was a long time ago. Some time in the early '90's the focus became extracted fruit blockbusters that were nothing like the French wines made from the same varietals. If you don't like the current style of Napa reds and are looking to have a real blast from the past try this Sean Minor 2008 Napa Valley Merlot. It is well made and terrific with food. It actually needs food like a Tuscan wine, otherwise it has the characteristic of etching at the roof of your mouth. Don't get me wrong, I really loved this wine and would buy it again. It was at Shopper's Corner for $ 14.99-it was almost hidden on a lower shelf so look carefully. 8 swiggs.