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Merlot Wine Details

Description: Our Merlot will take you across the dance floor and twist & turn in your mouth like a sultry Salsa number. Peppery firecracker in the roof of your mouth washes down leaving a bright lingering star on your tongue. Well known for the famous screenplay line from “Sideways”, wine-snob, Mile,s proclaimed a refusal to imbibe the peasant’s Merlot! Contrary to his belief~ This Bordeaux style medium-bodied wine accents a sizzling steak or your favorite seasonal pizza such as mozzarella & basil. A great companion by the grill with roasted portabellos, eggplant or squash. The red fruits, spice & vanilla enhance fresh pinapple, cantaloupe and berries. Featured in our Sangria spritzers. Plays well with chocolate!

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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