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Merlot Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: The 2001 Estate Merlot is a beautiful rich and balanced wine. In the glass, this wine exhibits a brilliant deep crimson, with a decidedly concentrated nose that radiates cassis, chocolate, and toast, complementing the complex nature of the wine. Expect intense flavors of ripe black cherry and butterscotch, resonating with suggestions of cinnamon and ginger. Smooth and velvety overtones add depth and strength to the delighful and enduring finish.. Drink now or cellar up to 2010.

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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