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Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
2019 Merlot, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 0.10%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$31

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
2019 Merlot, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 0.10%
Garnet color. Aromas of olive tapenade and speck with a medium body and a medium dark cherry, prunes, bacon, and coffee finish. A meaty, big boned, and tannic Merlot that commands food.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: olive tapenade and speck
Taste Flavor: dark cherry, prunes, bacon, and coffee
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A meaty, big boned, and tannic Merlot that commands food.

The Producer

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

The Producer
5712 State Route 414
5712 State Route 414
Hector, NY 14841
USA
1 607-546-2565

Their Portfolio

86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
93 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Pinot Gris, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $16.00.
93 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Homestead Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $23.00.
90 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.7% (USA) $16.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 13.3% (USA) $15.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.6% (USA) $12.00.
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Unoaked, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $16.00.
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 14% (USA) $26.00.
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 14.2% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Solera Sherry, Finger Lakes 19.2% (USA) $21.00.
86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Sweet, Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.3% (USA) $12.00.
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Pinot Gris, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $16.00.
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes 13.7% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Gruner Veltliner, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Gewürztraminer, Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 14.3% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Homestead Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $23.00.
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.6% (USA) $12.00.
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Merlot, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $31.00.
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 12.6% (USA) $26.00.
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 12.8% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Sweet, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.3% (USA) $12.00.
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV White Cat, Niagara, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Pink Cat Blush, Catawba, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Red Cat Red Blend, Catawba, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Red Cat Dark, Concord, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Port, Finger Lakes 18.2% (USA) $17.00.
98 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Solera Sherry, Finger Lakes 22% (USA) $21.00.

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.