The Grape Merlot by nature is a soft, enjoyable wine with lush, plum-like flavors and notes of blackberry and cherry. The grape is naturally low in tannins with a smooth and velvety finish. It is no surprise then, that the Merlot grape, which originated in France, is still the most widely planted varietal in Bordeaux. With its introduction to California, where well-drained soils and warmer climates bring out the best in this early-maturing varietal, Merlot has yielded exceptional wines marked by natural balance, smooth tannins, and rich concentrations of fruit.
This Merlot is an excellent match for a wide range of foods, offering a delicious balance to herb-based dishes (rosemary, thyme, tarragon, and mint), pastas with red sauce, grilled meats and cheeses, ranging from tangy goat cheese to smoked Gouda.