Merlot MV 2018
Gold Medal Winner!
A fast favorite of our resident Sommelier, this Merlot MV is a picture perfect example of what a Merlot should be.
Bright red cherry notes dance with other notes of raspberry, red currant, and red plum.
It is medium bodied and a smooth drinker that only gets better as you swirl your glass or decanter.
The red - fruitiness is met with cocoa undertones that provide a layer of depth and contrast to the otherwise cherry - forward wine.
Fun fact: Merlot is the second most planted grape in the entire world. After Cabernet Sauvignon, you’ll find more Merlot planted than any other grape. In fact, it is the most widely planted grape in France, with the coveted Bordeaux region having more Merlot acreage than any other country in the world!
Pair this Merlot with anything from beef bourguignon, pasta with tomato sauce, pork chops or a variety of charcuterie boards.
OCW: Aged cheddar, hatch chili cheese, prosciutto
Meal: Pork chops, beef bourguignon, pasta with tomato sauce, turkey, sloppy joes