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NV Estate Merlot

NV Estate Merlot Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: The 2001 growing season produced a Merlot wine of classic structure and exceptional varietal character we have come to expect from our Estate vineyard. While it is closed in its youth, in time this wine will show its full depth and concentration. The aromas will evolve into scents of dark fruits like plumb and blackberry exuding from the glass. Also characters of sandalwood and vanilla mingle with cassis and raspberry lingering on the finish. This long lived wine will pair well with any red meat entree. Enjoy!

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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