Tonight’s blog was fueled by a glass of 2005 Charles Krug Merlot from Napa Valley. This wine is a tasty blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. It’s only $22 a bottle and is worth every sip. This wine offers a complex texture, flavors of wild berry and roasted pecans, and has a strong finish. I only intended to have one glass to get me through the presidential debate, but after today’s economic news and the flat performance by both candidates, I consumed another glass. And then a half.