2009 The Hammer Merlot

Merlot is the second most widely planted black wine grape in the world. Most major wine-producing countries have Merlot vineyards, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, the United States, and of course France. What is the reason for Merlot’s popularity? Historically, vintners have used Merlot as a blending grape to soften a wine, usually with Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot tannins are less forceful than Cabernet Sauvignon, so Merlot wine tends to mature earlier. it is popular because of its soft, approachable and luscious character that is appealing to new and regular red wine drinkers.

From the Wine Maker – “This wine is a good example of the smooth quality of merlot, with full-bodied and luscious texture. 100% Merlot from Sonoma County and Dunnigan Hills.”

This Merlot should be served with soups that contain hearty vegetable stews, chicken stock with meats, hearty meat-based stews or meat stock with vegetables.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2010 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $14.99 a bottle, $80.95 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $143.91 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#27696

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