MERLOT - CALIFORNIA
Merlot is a wine that is known to sing in a roar, and not a whimper. Characteristically bold, there is a reason that it is one of the most popular red wines in the world – its ability to consistently produce plush, velvety, fruit forward examples from place to place and vintage to vintage. Boldly consistent, intrepidly tasty and strikingly tasty, Merlot knows what you like, and this California red delivers in style.
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Fruit and texture are the stars of the show in this bold Merlot, with dark fruit and cocoa on the midpalate along with soft, velvety tannins. Boldly Go finishes long, with a succulent finish that evokes plums picked straight from the tree, juicy, ripe cherries and fine Belgian chocolate.
Roasted veal, lamb gyros, meatball subs, spicy sausage, aged Parmesan and Romano cheeses, braised beef short ribs.
Merlot benefits greatly from dry, sunny days that ensure proper ripeness, capped by cool nights that lock in the vital acidity needed for wine balance. The resulting wines are marked by their contrasts – richness and brightness, weight and suppleness, dark fruit and an elegant savory streak. This ability to produce refined, elegant wines makes for a natural pairing with all manner of cuisine.
With these stylistic goals in mind, Boldly Go Merlot features fine tannins, a layered midpalate and soft, rounded edges - a fine testament to what California can do with Merlot. Boldly Go celebrates its origins by transporting you to this very special place that the grapes call home.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Merlot
WINEMAKING PROCESS: Boldly Go Merlot is sourced from vineyards that benefit from the influence of the Pacific Ocean, profiting greatly from its cooling breezes, allowing the vines extra time for ripening by extending the growing season. The wine is then fermented at low temperatures to preserve fruitiness and a supple texture, boldly transmitted to the glass.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 8 g/L
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