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Vino De Eyzaguirre

Vino De Eyzaguirre
2019 Merlot, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: 0.35%
Green Practices
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11
Best Buy

Vino De Eyzaguirre
2019 Merlot, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: 0.35%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of toasted pumpkin seed, squash blossom, and mole and chestnut with a velvety, vibrant, dry medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-to-long finish displaying accents of sour red berry mix, baked squash, and garden herb with drying, medium tannins. A lean and herbaceous expression of Merlot that would play an excellent counterpoint to a cheese stuffed squash blossom atop a boar ragu.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: toasted pumpkin seed, squash blossom, and mole and chestnut
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of sour red berry mix, baked squash, and garden herb
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lean and herbaceous expression of Merlot that would play an excellent counterpoint to a cheese stuffed squash blossom atop a boar ragu.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

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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.