Simple is Better! Well the folks at Clean Slate took that one to the extreme with their pure white label. Oddly enough, it stands out on the shelf at the wine shop and draws you in for a closer look. The Clean Slate Merlot is an unassuming red that is elegant in its structure. It has a subtle hint of strawberry at first sip that entices you to take a second drink. Although it is not a very full bodied merlot, it does hold up nicely with food. For those of you that want an easy BC merlot to drink that won’t break the bank, pick one up.