Soft and lush, this deep intense wine exhibits flavors of round black cherry, plum, blackberries, and chocolate with beguiling notes of eucalyptus and cassis. Supple, velvety tannins round out a warm, lingering finish. The smooth tannins require less age than Cabernet Sauvignon, making this an ideal red for early and easy drinking.
Merlot pairs beautifully with many foods—try it with pâtés or other charcuterie, pork or veal roasts, rich, cheesy gratins and even hamburgers.
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|Wine Region||North America|
|Includes Grape Skins||Yes|
|Food Pairings||Pâtés or other charcuterie, pork or veal roasts, rich, cheesy gratins and even hamburgers|
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
One year I had to have three kits I ordered replaced because of poor package prep and rough postal handling. Midwest Supplies prepped my package better than the other vendor and it arrived very quick. It's fermenting as I write this.
I finished making the wine and after 5 weeks I poured a sample. It was flavorful and robust. I intend to start drinking the wine after waiting until the 6th or 7th week. I believe it will turn out be a very good every day wine to drink.
I have been making this wine kit every year for the last 5 years and it has never disappointed me. Best when aged in the bottle for 2-4 years however, I usually have consumed it before then.
made this kit with half the oak that came with it and some French oak medium roast. left it on the oak for about 3 weeks. came out fabulous and think it will improve with time
Straight forward instructions and all components were fresh and well packaged. It’s nice to have both oak and grape skins in the kit. Ill give an update in 6 months and a year!