VineCo Estate Series Merlot from California is a full-bodied red wine. It has flavors of black cherry, tobacco, and mint. Enjoy notes of blackberry, fruitcake and coffee. It has a dry chocolate finish with a medium oak character.
Fermented on medium toast American oak chips for a complex balance of vanillin and spice.
VineCo Estate Merlot from California is great on its own or with food.
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Another classic grape from the Bordeaux region of France, Merlot is now the most widely planted red grape in the world! Merlot wines range from very approachable, young drinking, soft wines to big, dense block-busters. There is a place for Merlot in everyone’s wine rack!
California has so much diversity in terroir that there’s a perfect place to grow nearly every kind of grape. In fact, you’ll find more than 100 varieties across the state, giving great latitude to create complex varietals and unique, expressive blends. Unafraid to challenge traditions and methodology- California has become hugely influential in winemaking.
Dry wines like Cabernet and Pinot Grigio have no perceptible amount of sweetness to the drinker and will often be detected as having a drying character in the mouth.
Great for food, medium bodied wines typically have alcohol levels below 14% and less oak.
Most red wines will have at least a medium oak level as it is an expected part of the taste of a red wine.