Characteristics of Merlot
Ignore what you may have heard about Merlot in the movie “Sideways” when you think about Red Mountain Merlot. In the movie, they make fun of it because for a while, many unremarkable Merlots were created in places like California.
• From our estate, Merlot is a heady drink of plum, cherry and velvet tannins.
• In Bordeaux, it forms the basis for world class St Emilion and Pomerol wines.
• Often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon
• Can be harvested early for greater acid and brighter fruit flavors (as in our Arch Terrace Merlot) or harvested a bit later for the deep plummy flavors and full-bodied style of our Signature Series Merlot.