California: Merlot

Main grape varieties: Merlot

What to expect: Dry. Full bodied. Low to moderate tannin. Moderate acidity. Blackberry, plum, and vanilla notes.

Pair with: Chicken, pork, lamb, veal, stewed dishes

Wine picks:

  • Bogle Merlot (~$19)
  • Markham Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot (~$30)
  • Whitehall Lane Napa Valley Merlot (~$49)
  • Benziger Merlot (~$27)
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