Collectible Merlot & Blends ft. Duckhorn, Kapcsandy, & More
Merlot is the world’s second most dominant planted red wine grape coming in behind its more boisterous brother Cabernet Sauvignon. While the two grapes share the same father, Cabernet Franc their paths diverged around the time of Shakespeare when Merlot’s mom Magdeline Noire des Charentes entered the picture.
And so was born Merlot in all its blackberry, cassis, baked cherry, and mocha glory with little of the green herbaceousness found in Cabernet.
Pay just $31 per bottle and you’ll get a taste of what we’re talking about. The French certainly get it as they nurture Merlot throughout the Right Bank of Bordeaux bringing balance to those legendary blends.
We’d be thrilled if we scored the DOUBLE MAGNUM of 2000 Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot, valued at $550 or the 2014 Kapcsandy Family WInery Roberta’s Reserve State Lane Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot, valued at $325
If you’re looking to branch into Merlots or already know how wonderful they can be you’ll be lucky to score a bottle of the 2019 Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley Merlot. Its cool climate grapes come through with a velvety texture highlight with dark cherry, raspberry, and sweet tomato notes. You’ll get a little floral undertone with lilies, violets, and fallen leaves finished with a hint of spice.
Be sure to pair one of these beauties with a mushroom galette or coq au vin for a sumptuous dinner. Or you could try it with an aged goat cheese to bring out those fruity notes. Merlot’s an excellent partner to so many meals - you’ll just have to try it for yourself!
Just $31 gets you a high-end Merlot or Merlot-based blend
A DOUBLE MAGNUM of 2000 Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot, valued at $550 could be yours!
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