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Galil Mountain

Galil Mountain
2016 Merlot, Upper Galilee

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Israel
Alcohol: 15%
Kosher
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.99

Galil Mountain
2016 Merlot, Upper Galilee

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Israel
Alcohol: 15%
Dark ruby black color. Elegant aromas and flavors of pickled berries and fruits, baking chocolate, butter roasted nuts, and leather-bound wood chair with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-long finish with accents of cedar graphite pencil, baked plums and beets, slate, and pepper. A dry savory merlot with an Old World flair that will shine at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Old World
Aroma Aroma: pickled berries and fruits, baking chocolate, butter roasted nuts, and leather-bound wood chair
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cedar graphite pencil, baked plums and beets, slate, and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stroganoff, Coffee Crusted Smoked Pork Tenderloin, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry savory merlot with an Old World flair that will shine at the table.

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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.