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MERLOT Conley Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

MERLOT Conley Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: PATE', PASTA WITH MEAT BALLS, LEG OF LAMB, LENTIL SOUP, TURKEY, CHEESEBURGER, PRIME RIB OF BEEF; excellent with meat, French Classical, California Traditional, Italian. Delicious red wine. Grown on the steep Dry Creek Valley Hillsides that we like for great red wine. The vineyard terraces sometimes drop off to a 30 foot cliff. Incredible intensity of black cherry fruit. Complex, rich components, including cocoa, coffee, leather and soft tannins. A 100% merlot wine for Cab lovers.

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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