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Merlot Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: View Enlarged Image Miner’s anything but ordinary Merlot merges Oakville’s classic fruit intensity with Stagecoach Vineyard’s characteristic complexity. Our two hillside vineyard sources located along the eastern hills of Napa Valley allow us to make structured, balanced wines with firm, velvety tannins and pleasant acidity. Gorgeous dark fruit flavors with notes of mocha and smoky oak lead into a long, lush finish.

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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