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Vino de Eyzaguirre

Vino de Eyzaguirre
2016 Merlot, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: .3%
Sustainable Agriculture
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10
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Vino de Eyzaguirre
2016 Merlot, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: .3%
Ruby black color. Savory, attractive aromas and flavors of chocolate toffee, caramelized bacon, and berry pie crust with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, refreshing, medium-length roasted and pickled beets and peppers, nuts, mocha, and gravel finish with dusty, chewy tannins and light oak. A savory and satisfying merlot sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory, Oaky & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: chocolate toffee, caramelized bacon, and berry pie crust
Taste Flavor: roasted and pickled beets and peppers, nuts, mocha, and gravel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Pepper Steak, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory and satisfying merlot sipper.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
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Novato, CA 94949
USA
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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.