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Merlot, much like Cabernet Sauvignon, is one of the highest quality grapes raised in California’s Napa Valley, the home of TrustWino vineyards. Although Merlot has never gained the universal popularity of Cabernet, there seems to be no logical reason other than the perception of Merlot by Cabernet loyalists.
Those who try a Merlot for the first time are highly likely to embrace it fruitier flavor and smoother finish. Some wine aficionados may suggest that to enjoy a Cabernet requires a more sophisticated palate. There is consensus, however, that Merlot pairs better with a greater variety of meats and cheeses.
Merlot grapes have historically been blended with Cabernet and sold under the nomenclature of Bordeaux to enhance the virtues and diminish the “shortcomings” of the latter.
Bottling single varietal Merlot is a somewhat recent practice in the lengthy timeline of winemaking, making its single varietal debut in California. We believe that the demonstrably proven merits of the Merlot for enhancing a fine Cabernet provide the very same argument for savoring Merlot during a meal with friends. One wine expert has noted that “Merlot is capable of making the world’s most hedonistic, opulent, and decadent tasting experiences.”
We like to say, “If you want to impress your friends with your sophistication in wines, serve them a Cabernet. If you want to impress them with your taste in wines, serve them a Merlot.”
You can trust TrustWino Napa Valley Merlot to become your favorite.