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Duckhorn Merlot 2017

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

Hy-vee - Albert Lea
Albert Lea
507-377-2257

Top Ten Liquors - Blaine
Blaine
763-754-3231

Total Wine & More - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-835-6063

Total Wine & More - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-934-6484

Lunds & Byerlys - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-474-1298

Seven Sisters Spirits
Detroit Lakes
218-847-2337

Liquor Barn
Long Lake
952-473-1817

Mgm - Mankato
Mankato
507-625-2420

Zipp's
Minneapolis
612-333-8686

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

Whole Foods - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-313-7100

Apollo Liquor Best
Rochester
507-286-1300

Costco - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
763-582-9615

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

Target - Midway #2229
Saint Paul
651-642-1146

Tonka Bottle Shop
Wayzata
952-473-5469

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