2018 J. McClelland Cellars Merlot. I’m Anthony Dias Blue with the Blue Lifestyle Minute sponsored by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. J. McClelland Cellars continues to put out great vintages year after year, and this Merlot is no exception. Sourced from premium vineyards, the winemakers prefer to let your tastebuds do the talking. This 2018 merlot is smooth and bright with firm acidity. A measure of Cabernet Franc was added for spice and complexity, and the overall result is mellow and juicy with tangy plum fruit and fine balance. This delicious wine scored ninety-two points and is only thirty-five dollars a bottle. Go to jmclellandcellars.com to order or ask about it at your local wine shop. I’m Anthony Dias Blue sponsored by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition – the consumers most trusted source for the best spirits in the world. Visit sfspiritscomp.com. This is the Blue Lifestyle Minute, check out our website at bluelifestyle.com.