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SHAKESPEARE As You Like It Merlot 1999

SHAKESPEARE As You Like It Merlot 1999 Wine Details
Price: $18.99 per bottle

Description: All the world's a stage, , , and this Merlot is one great player! Made from low tonnage old vine estate-grown grapes and aged in new oak five years, this smooth Merlot captivates the palate with a melange of rich, polished flavors and a peppery nose. A concentration of deep, long-lasting ripe plum and currant flavors echo on the 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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