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"The Sculptor" Merlot

"The Sculptor" Merlot Wine Details
Price: $36.00 per bottle

Description: “The Sculptor” Merlot consists of the four most concentrated and aromatic barrels selected from the Sculpture Garden Merlot lot, the oldest existing vineyard on the South Fork of Long Island. This wine was created differently, allowing the raw material to dictate its treatment and final form. “The Sculptor” was raised in a variety of French oak barrels for 18 months and was bottled by gravity with neither fining nor filtration. This wine is a supple, elegant red wine full of black cherry, black plum, toast and vanilla flavors. "The Sculptor" has a silky texture and a refined finish, leaving you longing for another sip! Enjoy this limited release Merlot with red meats, roasts and hearty fare.

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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