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Copperwood

Copperwood
2015 Merlot, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$5.99
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Copperwood
2015 Merlot, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Nearly opaque violet color. Oaky, fruity aromas and flavors of dark roasted nuts, toasty oak, dried berries, and chocolate bon bon with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with fine, soft tannins and light oak flavor. A nice juicy, fruity, everyday merlot with toasty oak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: dark roasted nuts, toasty oak, dried berries, and chocolate bon bon
Taste Flavor: dark roasted nuts, toasty oak, dried berries, and chocolate bon bon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Cheeseburger, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice juicy, fruity, everyday merlot with toasty oak.

The Producer

Fetzer Valley Oaks

The Producer
PO Box 611
Hopland, CA 95449
USA
1 707-744-1250

Their Portfolio

Merlot

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Merlot is a red variety that is loved by consumers, yet often shunned by certain wine gurus and critics, as they perceive these wines as “little sisters” to the more powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. Yet on its own, the best examples of Merlot are multi-layered, complex wines that are among the finest in the world.

Merlot has many similar flavors to Cabernet Sauvignon, especially with its cherry and plum fruit, but is has fewer, less sharp tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon. Many producers whether in Bordeaux, America, Chile or elsewhere, often blend small percentages of Merlot into Cabernet Sauvignon to lessen the tannic bitterness of the latter.

A few districts in France’s Bordeaux region, namely Pomerol, are home to the greatest examples of Merlot. Chateau Petrus is the world’s most famous example of Merlot, a powerful wine that ages beautifully for 30 or 40 years in the best vintages. There are also celebrated examples from American, especially in Washington’s Walla Walla valley as well as in Napa Valley in California. Merlot is also very successful in Chile, New Zealand and even in certain part of Italy.

Merlot pairs best with foods such as lamb or veal, but it also sought out by consumers to accompany steaks and roast when they want a rounder, more elegant red wine.