Merlot Old Vine
The supple, round-bodied Merlot is enjoying increased popularity as a pure varietal. Medium to dark red, it has a distinct nose of cherries, raspberries, blackcurrants and mint, also displays some herbs and spices. A smooth mellow wine balanced for easy drinking, while its lower tannins indicate a wine that should be enjoyed relatively young.
Food Pairing: Pasta, Pork, and Veal
Region: California (USA)
Oak: Extra Heavy
Compariable Wines: Red Bordoilles, Cabernet Merlot, and Malbec