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Mt. Fury

Mt. Fury
2016 Merlot, Wahluke Slope

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

Mt. Fury
2016 Merlot, Wahluke Slope

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Dusty garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of cherry bonbons and pistachio gelato with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-to-long finish with notes of vanilla yogurt nuts with fine, silky tannins and light oak flavor. A smooth and juicy Merlot with lots of creamy chocolate notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & New World
Aroma Aroma: cherry bonbons and pistachio gelato
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of vanilla yogurt nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Beef Teriyaki, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth and juicy Merlot with lots of creamy chocolate notes.

The Producer

Mach Flynt Inc.

The Producer
1020 Pujo Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
USA
1 337-794-0572

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.