The name Merlot is thought to derive from the Old French word for a young blackbird. “Merlot, a diminutive of merle, the blackbird, probably from the color of the grape.”
While the Stags Leap District is widely recognized as one of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon locations in the world, Merlot also thrives in this region. Often utilized as a blending component for its bright black cherry flavors and supple and round mid-palate, Merlot can also stand on its own in exceptional years. Raise a glass and enjoy the rise of this grape flying to new heights.
Aroma: Aromas of black cherry pie, vanilla, cocoa with hints of floral and clove
Flavor: This full-bodied beauty shows the roundness which is typical of Merlot, yet demonstrates some power on the palate. It finishes with velvety tannins and a beautiful acidity.
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