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Juliana Vineyards Merlot

Juliana Vineyards Merlot Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Plum...Round...Full. If all we had were three words, those would about do it for our latest release of Juliana Vineyards Merlot, but they tell only a fraction of the story. This is a deeply flavored complex wine from a great vineyard in a great vintage. In the glass, it is rich and deep in color, offering a nose of black fruit and sweet oak. On the palate, the wine opens to layers of ripe plum, currant and blackberry. There is spice and a structure of firm tannins but the balance in this wine is what keeps you coming back. To choose three more words: Broad...Lingering...Sexy.

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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