The Region: BordeauxIf vintners and merchants worked together to custom design the ideal wine region, they would produce Bordeaux. Nestled in a natural crossroads between land, river and sea in the Southwest of France, the mild climate and well-drained soil provide the perfect environment for growing the three big grapes of Bordeaux -- Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc.
It’s actually Bordeaux’s unique location that influenced how these grapes came to be made into wine. As a major shipping port since ancient times, Bordeaux was host to the world’s very first trade expositions. And that bred a culture of clever merchants who realized that if the grapes were vinified separately and then ‘assembled’ within a few months of fermentation, they could guarantee a steady supply of wines with consistent character…even in years with challenging weather. Voilà…The complex, engaging character of Bordeaux wines was born!
The Wine: Cherie MerlotLuxuriously ripe and soft, and this oh-so-approachable merlot is a wine of pleasure and open character. A rich ruby red in hue, it features aromas of juicy blueberries, cherries and a touch of spice on the nose, with ripe boysenberry, plum, black cherries, and soft tannins on the palate. You’ll also note accents of warm oak and a rich, round mouthfeel, along with a warm, lush finish. Dry, medium bodied, soft and supple. Tempting to drink young, the black cherry notes will show better after six months to a year.
Excellent with poultry and grilled meats, but goes well with many foods, such as tomato-based pasta sauces or lamb chops and shows spectacularly with rare prime rib.
RELEASE March 2017 | SWEETNESS Dry | BODY Medium-Full
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Type Red Origin France Body Medium-Full Sweetness Dry
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