Full Review

Treleaven

Treleaven
2014 Merlot, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21.99

Treleaven
2014 Merlot, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Dull brown brick red color. Fruity aromas of huckleberry pie filling, mulling spices, cherry bark, and smoked cocoa with a tangy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-length underripe cherries, black peppercorns, slate, and dusty cherry stems finish with fruit, dusty tannins and a suggestion of oak. A tangy and slightly smoky merlot to complement rich foods.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Quaffable & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: huckleberry pie filling, mulling spices, cherry bark, and smoked cocoa
Taste Flavor: underripe cherries, black peppercorns, slate, and dusty cherry stems
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tangy and slightly smoky merlot to complement rich foods.

The Producer

King Ferry Winery

The Producer
658 Lake Rd
King Ferry, NY 13081
USA
1 315-364-5100

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.