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Ironstone 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

Northbound Liquor
Cambridge
763-689-2468

Dennis Brothers Liquor
Cottage Grove
651-458-8932

Hiway Liquors
Monticello
763-295-5222

The Wine Shop - Nicholas Barth
Saint Cloud
320-251-7733

Toasted Wine+spirits+ales
Saint Paul
651-246-8054

International Wines & Liquors
Saint Paul
651-690-5471

Rite Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-414-0346

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

Cash Wise Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-259-1156

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