Bandit California Merlot is medium dark red with purple tones. A hint of cedar and toasty oak greet you before the aromas and flavors of plums and blueberries are uncovered. The wine is clean, rich and balanced with medium tannins adding structure and complexity. Beyond delicious with any kind of food.
Wine Maker Notes
Infused with French oak, the wine has toasty, robust oak characteristics. The wine underwent full malolactic fermentation for a rich, velvety texture.
Even though we love a bargain, we don’t skimp when it comes to the quality of our wine. That’s why we exclusively use premium grapes sourced from some of California’s best growing regions, including Monterey and Napa counties. Thief/winemaker Joel Gott and his band of trusty cellarmates hand-select and blend each lot to ensure authentic varietal character and taste. Depending on the varietal and qualities of specific lots, grapes are fermented using different methods to extract the very best flavors, color and characteristics