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N41 W72 Merlot Cuvee

N41 W72 Merlot Cuvee Wine Details
Price: $11.99 per bottle

Description: This red wine was named for the North Fork's geographical latitude and longitude, the coordinates for great Merlot. The 41/72 Merlot Cuvee was aged mainly in older oak barriques for 12 months and then another 12 months in large oak casks. The somewhat longer than usual pre-bottle aging was to facilitate its accessibility upon release, and to soften and smooth out the wine. This Merlot has soft cherry notes with subtle hints of coffee and chocolate with a smooth but firm tannin structure. An affordable everyday wine, meant to drink young. Perfect with pasta,roast chicken, burgers, and everyone's favorite, pizza.

Varietal Definition
Merlot is known as a Noble Bordeaux varietal. Although it came to France in the first century, it was not named until the 1880s. Merlot was originally used only for blending, as it is soft and compliant, very useful in softening other Bordeaux wines like Cabernets. Recently in California and Chile it became popular as a 100% varietal wine. Merlot tends to be easier to grow in a variety of soil conditions and is harvested earlier in the year than Cabernet. Although most Merlots are made to be drunk earlier, there are many with complexities of a Cabernet. Flavors of plum, black cherry, violet, chocolate and orange pair well with rich, red pasta dishes, hearty chicken dishes, and any beef combination that you fancy. The perfect match of course is chocolate. Not only does the chocolate compliment the wine and vice-versa, but the essence of both flavors linger eternally.


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