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Merlot Wine Details
Price: $10.99 per bottle

Description: Deep plum in color with a rich ruby hue. Mouth-watering aromas of chocolate, opulent black plums, and spicy oak with notes of cedar in the background tantalize the senses, while this Merlot spills over with rich cherry fruit flavors and cassis. The gently clinging tannins and spice flavors combine to provide a wonderfully pleasing depth and flavorful finish. Excellent with all food, one bottle won’t last! Bronze Medal at the 2002 International Wine Competition. Gold Medal at the 2002 Arkansas State Fair.

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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