Crafted in an approachable California style from coastal vineyards, this beautifully balanced wine offers up ripe fruit aromas of fresh berry, red plum and cherry leading to a palate filled with flavors of fresh berry pie, milk chocolate and notes of black tea. Smooth tannins and a juicy mouthfeel.
In the Glass
Merlot is known for its soft, silky texture and approachable flavors of ripe plum, red and black cherry, and raspberry. In a cool climate, you may find earthier notes alongside dried herbs, tobacco, and tar, while Merlot from warmer regions is generally more straightforward and fruit-focused.
Lamb with Merlot is an ideal match—the sweetness of the meat picks up on the sweet fruit flavors of the wine to create a harmonious balance. Merlot’s gentle tannins allow for a hint of spice and its medium weight and bright acidity permit the possibilities of simple pizza or pasta with red sauce—overall, an extremely versatile food wine.