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Wine

Friends Red 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

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

Apple Valley #1 - 148th St
Apple Valley
952-953-2555

Hy-vee - Austin
Austin
507-437-7625

Cash Wise Liquor - Baxter
Baxter
218-829-9286

Top Ten Liquors - Blaine
Blaine
763-754-3231

Cheers - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-941-0998

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

Haskell's - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-893-5440

G-will #2 - Brooklyn Park
Brooklyn Park
763-535-2500

Blue Max
Burnsville
952-432-3350

Red Lion Liquor
Burnsville
952-890-4000

Lunds & Byerlys - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-892-5600

Lunds & Byerlys - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-474-1298

Dennis Brothers Liquor
Cottage Grove
651-458-8932

Cash Wise Liquor - Duluth
Duluth
218-722-4507

Firehouse Liquor - Dundas
Dundas
507-645-5717

Mgm - Eagan
Eagan
651-454-3346

Perrier
Eagan
651-452-7420

Lunds & Byerlys - Eagan
Eagan
651-686-9669

Big Top - Town Centre
Eagan
651-681-1916

Eden Prairie #1
Eden Prairie
952-949-8423

Eden Prairie #2
Eden Prairie
952-914-0032

Edina # 2 - York
Edina
952-903-5730

Edina # 3 - Vernon
Edina
952-903-5740

Wine Republic
Excelsior
952-470-2220

Lunds & Byerlys - Golden Valley
Golden Valley
763-544-8846

Coborn's - Hastings
Hastings
952-346-1002

Arbor Pointe Liquor
Inver Grove Heights
651-457-6775

Trail Liquor
Inver Grove Heights
651-454-8288

Chet's Liquor Drive-in
Lilydale
651-454-3227

Lincoln Square Liquor Barrel
Mahtomedi
651-770-0692

Princeton's
Maple Grove
763-559-3257

Mendota Liquor Barrel
Mendota Heights
651-687-9252

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-339-4040

Mgm - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-922-1130

Greenway Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-3727

Sentyrz Liquor
Minneapolis
612-781-3484

Whole Foods - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-313-7100

Lunds & Byerlys - Mpls
Minneapolis
952-927-3663

Central Ave Liquor
Minneapolis
612-781-3424

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
612-827-5811

Surdyk's
Minneapolis
612-379-3232

Skol Liquor
Minneapolis
612-729-2333

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-384-2980

Hiway Liquors
Monticello
763-295-5222

Harbor Wine & Spirits
Mound
952-472-0648

Hy-vee - New Hope
New Hope
763-531-7460

Coborn's - New Prague
New Prague
952-758-4577

Northfield Liquors
Northfield
507-645-5153

Hy-vee - Oakdale
Oakdale
651-417-3160

Oak Liquor
Oakdale
651-739-9739

Cub Wine & Spirits - Oakdale
Oakdale
651-739-3570

Hy-vee - Owatonna
Owatonna
507-354-8255

Lunds & Byerlys - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-268-1624

Mgm - Prior Lake
Prior Lake
952-220-7082

Richfield # 3 - Penn
Richfield
612-861-9380

Richfield # 2 - Cedar
Richfield
612-861-9370

Apollo Liquor Ne
Rochester
507-252-0454

Andy's Liquor Ii - Wellner
Rochester
507-281-8211

Andy's - Marketplace
Rochester
507-535-7500

Hy-vee - Rochester
Rochester
507-285-0848

Andy's - Crossroads
Rochester
507-289-0777

Lunds & Byerlys - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
952-929-2100

Knollwood Liquors
Saint Louis Park
952-938-2783

Marshall Liquors
Saint Paul
651-642-1891

Scott's Liquor
Saint Paul
651-690-4434

Rite Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-414-0346

Big Top - Midway
Saint Paul
651-644-4501

Perrier - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-227-6563

Liquor Village
Saint Paul
651-699-7070

Midway Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-644-7900

International Wines & Liquors
Saint Paul
651-690-5471

Morelli's Discount Liquor
Saint Paul
651-774-5961

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

Yarmo Liquor
Saint Paul
651-698-0707

Sharrett's
Saint Paul
651-645-8629

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

Coborn's - Sartell
Sartell
320-252-0603

Market Place Liquor
Savage
952-440-9860

Scandia Olde Towne Liquor
Scandia
651-433-5845

Southbridge Liquor
Shakopee
952-233-0777

Crossroads Liquor - Shakopee
Shakopee
952-445-7242

Cub Wine & Spirits - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-430-2350

Mgm - Vadnais Heights
Vadnais Heights
651-653-3456

Tonka Bottle Shop
Wayzata
952-473-5469

Cotroneo's Vino & Birra
White Bear Lake
651-429-7551

Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits
White Bear Lake
612-384-2980

Mgm - White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake
651-426-1137

Cub Wine & Spirits - Wbl
White Bear Lake
651-777-6909

Lunds & Byerlys - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-738-1974

Mgm - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-739-4110

Jerry's Wine & Spirits
Woodbury
651-346-1267

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