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
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!
This was a great overall value and wine!
I've made probably 5 or 6 of the CRU Washington Merlot and have to say its probably my daily go-to wine. Never been disappointed with its supple, full mouth feel and finish. It the most balanced and easy drinker of all the kits I have done, along with the French Merlot by CRU... but I think the Washington is a bit more fruit forward. Excellent choice and would easily buy this in a store for $10 -$12 a bottle!