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Merlot Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: This vintage produced thick-skinned grapes that give concentrated flavors, inky color and extracted tannins which distinguish the vineyard. There is a flamboyant nose of blackberries, black cherries, cocoa and spices. The lush full-bodied flavors of the fruit are enhanced by months of careful oak barrel aging which allow for sweet vanilla and spicy oak nuances. You’ll find this wine voluptuously textured, juicy, with well-integrated tannins and is a joy to drink! The mouth feel is relatively soft but fleshy and round on the palate. You can enjoy this wine with your favorite meats, hearty pastas or herb rich dishes. It is a celebration worthy to be poured at any occasion…perfect for Party or Picnic! The full-bodied flavors will stand up to all grilled meats, kabobs, herb crusted roast turkey and stuffed veal chops. Don’t limit yourself, try our Merlot with Grilled Salmon with Soy or your favorite vegetarian fare…Yummy with Grilled Portobello Mushrooms!

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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