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Fresh Red Merlot

Fresh Red Merlot Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: Fresh Red Merlot, affectionately know around the winery as Fred, is such a nice, pleasant guy. He is comfortable in almost any situation. Fred dresses down for the BBQ and loves a formal table too. Fred adores fish, beef, pork, vegetables, pizza, pasta and just about anything you put in front of him. Fred is smooth and supple, medium-bodied, 100% Merlot and full of exuberant red cherry and red plum attitude. Fred is fun, friendly, easy-going, silky and spicy. Fred’s so cool in the summertime he even takes well to a slight chill. So the next dinner or date, drink or picnic, party or casual evening at home, invite Fred along. He complements your food, your friends and is just good to have around. We have made some changes with this vintage-bottle for one. We finally have matched the style of the wine to the style of the bottle. Our Fresh Red is made and tastes more like a regional Burgundy or Beaujolais Cru than a wine from Bordeaux. As a result we have placed the wine in a Burgundian bottle to reflect its true style. 2004 was also a warmer and drier year than 2003 and as a result the 2004 Fresh Red is a little deeper and plumper than the previous vintage. The wine spent only two months in oak and is still the light, charming, versatile and yummy Fred we have all come to know and love.

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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