The Merlot grape purportedly takes its name from a species of blackbird found in France. This association of the varietal with a graceful, light creature is apt for the beautifully balanced wine the grape produces. The plentiful fruit and relatively low acidity make the wine feel plush and fruity in the mouth while well-rounded tannins lend structure to the full palate. The deep ruby-red color leads to a nose of cherry, mocha, red berry and black tea. The flavors are sumptuous and generous with waves of blackberry & plum fruit. For best enjoyment this wine is best served at ever so slightly below room temperature.
Great with hamburger, hearty chicken dishes and anything seasoned with bacon.
Blend: 99.4% Merlot, 0.6% Cabernet Franc