5 South Jersey Merlots to Try on International Merlot Day
Even though today is 'International Wine Day', with so many awesome vineyards and wineries in our region, why not highlight where you can celebrate locally, right?
This time of year is great to indulge in a good Merlot. If you're unfamiliar with a merlot's characteristics, all you need to know to cover your basics is that it's a dark red wine with hints of cherry and chocolate.
Many selections go well with rich pasta dishes as well as hearty meat meals. Maybe, you should try one of these local selections with dinner tonight?
2016 Merlot ReserveWhite Horse Winery
2016 Cape May MerlotCape May Winery
Cape May Winery describes this wine as the perfect blend of cocoa scents and "...black currant, and a berry medley on the palate."
Eidólon 2014Auburn Road Winery
The Eidólon 2014 merlot is aged for 30 months in barrels plus another 9 in the bottle. Fun fact about this one: the name comes from a poem written by Walt Whitman.
Find out more HERE.
Palmaris 2017 Outer Coastal Plain Merlot ReserveTomasello Winery
Tomasello Winery advises aeration for this wine before it's served, so decanting this selection and letting it sit is a must.
DiMatteo MerlotDiMatteo Winery
It is suggested that this Merlot be paired with foods like pasta with red sauce, anything grilled, as well as various steak + beef dishes.