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Wines Til’ Friday

Wines Til’ Friday
2019 Merlot, American

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .200%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8
Best Buy
'2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $8 and Under'

Wines Til’ Friday
2019 Merlot, American

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .200%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of black currant and blackberry, oak and blueberry muffin, tobacco leaf, and chocolate malt with a round, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length finish revealing overtones of blackberry pie, chocolate malt, and new leather with silky tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. Dialed in, rich, and fruit forward, this will be a party pleaser at your next event.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: black currant and blackberry, oak and blueberry muffin, tobacco leaf, and chocolate malt
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of blackberry pie, chocolate malt, and new leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Dialed in, rich, and fruit forward, this will be a party pleaser at your next event.

The Producer

Precept Wine

The Producer
1910 Fairview Ave East, Ste 400
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
1 206-267-5252

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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.