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Types of Wine: Merlot

Find out what to pair with this friendly, fruity red wine.

Recipes to Pair with Merlot

You know Merlot. It's that nice, inviting pal of the sometimes standoffish Cab. Merlot's the wine that wants you to approach it. It's ready to share its soft, supple, fruity qualities now.

Merlot's gentle tannins help develop a wine that's easy to drink, with rounded edges, lush fruit flavors of plums and blackcurrants, and aromas of eucalyptus and chocolate.

Try Merlot with roasts, chops (lamb or pork), meatloaf, prime rib, and filet mignon.

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Merlot is also a great wine with poultry dishes like grilled chicken, roasted duck, and filet mignon.


Where Merlot Calls Home

Outside of Bordeaux, Merlot shines in places like northern Italy, Washington, California, and Chile.

Aromas and Flavors: Red berries, black berries, eucalyptus, mint, herb, bell pepper, plum, violets, cassis, fruit cake, chocolate

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    Jul. 25, 2011 10:35 pm
    The gorgonzola sauce was was very creamy with some tartness from the cheese that didn't seem to overpower the meat.We had some pasta on the side and mixed in sauteed mushrooms and green onions. We had a side dish of green beans from the garden and a nice glass of chianti. Delish.
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