Merlot

  • Grape
  • murr-low

Merlot is loved for it's boisterous black cherry flavors, supple tannins, and chocolatey finish. On the high end, it's often mistaken with Cabernet Sauvignon and commonly blended with it.

Medium-Bodied Red

Primary Flavors

  • Cherry

  • Plum

  • Chocolate

  • Bay Leaf

  • Vanilla

Taste Profile

  • Body: Medium-Full
  • Sweetness: Bone-Dry
  • Tannin: Medium-High
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Alcohol: 13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Room (60–68°F)
  • Glass TypeOversized
  • Decant 30 Minutes
  • Ageability10+ years
  • Avg Price $40.00

Food Pairing

Merlot tastes great alongside roasted foods like pork shoulder, roasted mushrooms or braised short ribs. Try complementing the fruit notes with chimichurri sauce.

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