Some of you may know Bartholomew Park for their incredible Zin, but don’t let that keep you from trying their other selections. Last night, the wife and I enjoyed the 2006 Desnudos Merlot and it reminded us of our last trip to Napa/Sonoma…and our fun visit to BartPark. If you go, you absolutely must stop in and not only taste their portfolio of offerings, but also take the time to learn about the genesis of each wine. Each visit is a fun experience and I’m reminded of it when we open the bottle. This big merlot has some cola undertones and big fruit to go with it. It’s not overly spicy, but rather has some balance as well. For $32, you really can’t go wrong.