One of the world’s most-favored red wines, Merlot is classified as a Cabernet and is made from Merlot grapes, which are grown in vineyards around the world, including France’s Bordeaux region, Italy, South America, Australia and in the United States’ Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Washington State and Texas. The smooth, fruity characteristics of Merlot wine make it a premier choice among seasoned wine hobbyists as well as a popular introductory wine for new tasters.
A dry, medium-bodied wine with smooth tannins (the bitter chemicals in grapes that cause a wine’s dryness and are used in the aging process), Merlot is a blend of fruits, floral, vegetables, herbs and natural, earthy tastes and aromas that can range from mellow to robust. Other palate pleasers that may be apparent in Merlot include black cherry, plum, blueberry, blackberry, eucalyptus, dill, green bell pepper, currant, cedar, mint, tea-leaf, peppercorn, chocolate, vanilla, pine, rose or violet. Merlot is sometimes aged in oak to give it a smoky, woodsy flavor.
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