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‘97 Merlot

‘97 Merlot Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Our Texas Merlot has been grown to a very high standard which allows our winemaker to obtain smooth, yet intriguing texture, forward fruit, and the lingering velvet that demands recall. Carefully aged in French oak for one year. It’s fruits feature red currant, ripe raspberries. It can be immediately appreciated by novice red wine drinkers as well as satisfy the more sophisticated. Awards: Bronze Medal – NEW LABEL " BEST COLOR" Connoisseur Classic Southwestern Wine Competition, Ruidoso, New Mexico. Bronze Medal - Connoisseur Classic Southwestern Wine Competition, Ruidoso, New Mexico

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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