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Shafer TD-9 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

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

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

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

Total Wine & More - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-488-3300

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

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

Apollo Liquor Best
Rochester
507-286-1300

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

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

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