The Chateau du Pin 2009 is a Merlot based blend that displays generous ripe fruit and a satisfying bright finish. The wine’s color inclines to bluish-purple rather than black, while the nose displays lush raspberry and black cherry notes. This precocious wine has great acidity in the finish that leaves you feeling vibrant and invigorated. We loved this vivacious little red and voted 7-0 in the first round to feature it. This is a great value and at this price may become an everyday affair.