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White Horse Winery

White Horse Winery
2019 Estate Reserve, Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$35

White Horse Winery
2019 Estate Reserve, Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Burnt sienna color. Aromas of cranberry, strawberry, cherry, and peppermint leaf with a velvety, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length cherry, red plum, cocoa powder and baking spices, and red grapefruit finish with medium, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A light, crisp, Old World styling of Merlot.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cranberry, strawberry, cherry, and peppermint leaf
Taste Flavor: cherry, red plum, cocoa powder and baking spices, and red grapefruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light, crisp, Old World styling of Merlot.

The Producer

White Horse Winery

The Producer
106 Hall Street
Hammonton, NJ 08037
USA
1 609-270-1411

Their Portfolio

85 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Painted White Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $22.00.
BR White Horse Winery 2019 Painted Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $20.00. - Bronze Medal
89 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate, Traminette, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $20.00.
BR White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
88 White Horse Winery 2018 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $19.00.
85 White Horse Winery 2017 Vintner’s Red Blend, American 13.5% (USA) $23.00.
91 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $29.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $19.00.
86 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate, Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.3% (USA) $25.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $29.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Semi-Sweet Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $19.00.
86 White Horse Winery 2020 Painted White , Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
90 White Horse Winery 2020 Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $20.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 14.1% (USA) $29.00.
91 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate, Albarino, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $26.00.
94 White Horse Winery 2018 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $42.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2021 Estate, Albariño, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $26.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2021 Painted White Estate White Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $23.00.
92 White Horse Winery 2021 Estate, Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 11.9% (USA) $25.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2021 Estate Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $32.00.
85 White Horse Winery 2021 Painted Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
BR White Horse Winery 2021 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.2% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
88 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $20.00.
93 White Horse Winery 2019 Painted Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $29.00.
93 White Horse Winery 2018 Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $42.00.
93 White Horse Winery 2019 Reserve, Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $35.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $29.00.
91 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
85 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate Sweet Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $20.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate, Albarino, Outer Coastal Plain 12.3% (USA) $26.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2022 Painted White Estate White Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $23.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2022 Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 13% (USA) $19.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $25.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $29.00.
90 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $20.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2018 Painted Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $26.00.
90 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $42.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Reserve, Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $35.00.
85 White Horse Winery 2021 Estate, Syrah, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $35.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2020 Coeur d’Est, Outer Coastal Plain 12.2% (USA) $38.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate, Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 11.5% (USA) $25.00.
91 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $22.00.

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.