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Shafer TD-9 Red 2016

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

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

The Vintage
Chanhassen
952-975-9175

Sunfish Cellars
Lilydale
651-552-5955

Liquor Barn
Long Lake
952-473-1817

Lunds & Byerlys - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-416-1611

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

Mgm - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-922-1130

The Wine Shop
Minnetonka
952-988-9463

Winestreet Spirit-north Oak
North Oaks
651-483-1767

Haskell's - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-553-9198

Apollo Liquor Best
Rochester
507-286-1300

Andy's - Crossroads
Rochester
507-289-0777

Total Wine & More - Roseville
Roseville
301-795-1000

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

Top Ten Liquors - Slp
Saint Louis Park
952-920-0750

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

Wayzata Wines & Spirits
Wayzata
952-473-7191

Top Ten Liquors - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-501-1199

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