Finally I worked a Friday and was able to participate in our weekly wine drink session. I would refer to it as a taste but after the first sip it turns into a drink free for all. Wine one was a Meridian 2005 Merlot. Nice aroma of vanilla and spice ( even out of a makeshift cup). On the palate nice raspberry start followed by blackberry and a cola/spice finish.
Wine two was the 2005 Meridian Cabernet Sauvignon. A very mild cabernet this wine had an aroma of cherry and a slight vanilla/oak combination. This wine on the palate gave me an excellent balance between vanilla, cherry and spice.
The merlot was the favorite choice from these 2 selections.