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Black Star Farms Arcturos Merlot

SKU: 697012010037

Availability: In stock

    Although Merlot has taken a back seat to Pinot Noir lately, it has not lost its pedigree when planted on an appropriate site and allowed to blossom in the cellars.
    Flavor and Aroma:
    A deceptively dry wine, with blackberry and plum flavors complimented by hints of oak and dark cocoa. The velvety texture and mild tannins leave a soft but lasting impression on the palate.

    Residual Sugar: 0%
    Aging Potential:
    When stored properly this wine will easily last five to ten years.

    Thoughts for Food:
    As a red wine Merlot is generally very food friendly pairing well with lamb, beef, pork, and a variety of cheeses such as Edam, Gouda, and Aged Cheddar. Favorite food pairings include, Rosemary and Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Tandoori Beef Skewers, and Cherry Glazed Pork Loin.

    Wine Maker Comments:
    Merlot is one of those wines that we wish we had more of, or that we could have it more consistently from year to year. We are working on this dilemma, but for now we only have this wine in limited quantities. The fact is that Merlot is almost as finicky as Pinot Noir can be and also requires a good vineyard site to be at its best. Once the growing conditions are met, it will always be the better vintages that allow this classic variety to blossom to its fullest. In this vintage, I love the dark berry fruit, the broad yet refined use of oak, and the soft, lush tannins.
    Silver: 2013 Michigan Wine Competition
    Wine Type Merlot
    Wine Color Red Wine
    Bottle Size No
    Alcohol By Volume 12%