Merlot Reserve 2016
There are no shortcuts to achieve a perfect balance of strength and grace… and when the pencil is sharpened, don’t press too hard… or you’ll break it…
Première Price: $45.00
Cured dark cherries, classic pencil shavings and cedar aromas. On the palate, the fruit is juicy with a significant structure that makes this wine capable of aging.
Merlot is one of the most popular red wine varietals, second only to Cabernet Sauvignon in planted acreage across the globe. Merlot is made in two main styles. The "International style" tends to emphasize inky, purple colored wines that are full in body with high alcohol and lush, velvety tannins with intense, plum and blackberry fruit. Or, the traditional "Bordeaux style" where the fruit is harvested earlier producing medium-bodied wines with fresh, red berry flavors. At Europa Village we make both styles. We sorted the highest quality fruit to make this robust and age worthy wine which is delicious now but will continue to improve with bottle age through 2024.
Food Pairing Notes
This is the wine to pair with a perfectly grilled Porterhouse steak scented with rosemary or a hearty Pasta Bolognese.