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La Playa Merlot 2018

Mmm… Merlot from Chile has always been a pleasure –even when it was actually Carmenere mistaken or dare I say masquerading as Merlot! But at that point a bell pepper note always struck me as odd coming from “Merlot.” Well those days are behind us in this modern age of ampelography. Chile has now put Carmenere on the map and now crafts some of the world’s finest varietal bottlings of the real Merlot. An ideal climate, propitious soils, state-of-the-art winemaking lend a hand in making varietal wines that ooze Merlot and remind us all why we were so smitten by the grape in the first place, before oceans of lackluster Merlot flooded our garden parties. Instead, Chile’s Merlot struts richly ripened plums among brown spices with heavenly herbal high notes above a density that unites moderate acidity and supple tannins to form a body that seems built for the task of endless food pairing opportunities.

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 - Austin
Austin
507-437-7625

Cheers - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-941-0998

Delano Wine & Spirits
Delano
763-972-0578

Merwin Liquors - Eagan
Eagan

Liquor Hutch
Hutchinson
320-587-2762

451 Beer
Inver Grove Heights
651-451-2337

Bottle House Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-339-5221

Hiway Liquors
Monticello
763-295-5222

Clocktower Liquor
New Brighton
651-636-2200

Liquor Barrel - New Brighton
New Brighton
651-636-8334

Dorset Corner Off-sale Liquor
Park Rapids
218-732-1770

Seventh Street Liquor Barrel
Saint Paul
651-222-6811

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

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

Short Stop Wine & Spirits
Woodbury
651-436-7346

Jerry's Wine & Spirits
Woodbury
651-414-4870

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