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99 Vines Merlot

Would Merlot by any other name sound as sweet? No, not really. The Californian vernacular offers all sorts of variations so it’s especially important to mind each Merlot’s provenance. For example, the Merlots from Alexander Valley, Carneros and Dry Creek Valley speak a parlance of plums, ripe cherries, juicy currants and high toned tea leaves while the Merlots out of Napa Valley, from such climes as Carneros, Mount Veeder, Oakville and Rutherford, are more likely to express ripe, dark berried fruit such as framboise and blackberries. All capture the interest and your senses despite the invective script of Sideways that really drug Merlot through the mud. On the bright side: Merlot has never tasted so wonderful for we who love this Bordelais beauty –for only the strong survive!

Food Pairings

Most any meat; really, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, duck. Has an affinity for tomatoes and mushrooms.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Apple Valley #3 - 157th St W
Apple Valley
952-953-2555

G-will #5 - Blaine
Blaine
763-862-4187

Cash Wise Liquor - Brainerd
Brainerd
218-828-9003

Dennis Brothers Liquor
Cottage Grove
651-458-8932

Sentyrz Liquor
Minneapolis
612-781-3484

Cash Wise Liquor - St Michael
Saint Michael
763-497-0659

Yarmo Liquor
Saint Paul
651-698-0707

West Side Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-253-9511

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