Rich red Merlot blended with a subtle hint of Cabernet Sauvignon produces a full bodied wine that appeals to both connoisseurs and novice tasters. This fruity red wine combines plum and cherries with just a hint of tannins. Clean finish and smooth taste round out this appealing wine. Versatile with most pairings, but works excellent as a stand alone wine.
Merlot is one of the primary grapes in Bordeaux wine and it is the most widely planted grape in the Bordeaux region of France. Grapes for this vintage come from the Paso Robles region of California.
Aromas of hazelnut, laurel and ripe black plums give way in the mouth to flavors of plum, blackberry and a hint of oak spice. The wine is medium to heavy in body, with substantial tannins that will allow for further aging and added complexity over time. This wine will pair well with a diverse array of foods, including grilled meats and vegetables, roasted meats and rich casseroles featuring mushrooms or hearty greens.