Raymond R Collection Merlot 2004

Merlot from California

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Item No. 88583
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

84% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc.

This is a big fruit-forward, well-structured Merlot that opens with aromas of black cherry, raspberry, plum, chocolate, black pepper, spice, cedar and vanilla bean. It fills the mouth with black cherry, blackberry, black licorice, plum, hints of nutmeg and spicy oak followed by toasty vanilla in the smooth finish. This medium-bodied wine is well balanced and approachable with a good combination of acid and tannins.

This Merlot will pair well with anything off the grill, from stuffed pork chops to portabello mushrooms with melted blue cheese. It's a great wine to enjoy alongside hearty soups, and also pairs well with tomato-based pastas.

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