A full-bodied yet smooth Merlot displays supple tannins with flavors of red cherry that evolve into decadent layers of cocoa and espresso and a smooth layered finish. Reminiscent of that chocolate cherry cake that used to call for you at the corner bakery (Fresh, Cherry, Espresso, Full-bodied)
Merlot is a perfect match for beef and other medium-heavy dishes. It pairs wonderfully with rich, red pasta sauces, pork, turkey, beef, veal, pheasant, and garden salads. Merlot is also an excellent compliment to chocolate.