Ahhh Regusci Merlot, you always punch bigger than you should and that’s exactly what we all love about you; close your eyes, sip, contemplate and try not to think of Cabernet Sauvignon. Continuing in our Merlot tradition of surprisingly dark and powerful fruit notes, the 2011 vintage brings a concentrated, almost laser like focus, that makes you think Pomeral in Bordeaux. Aromatics of blackberries, cassis, clove and burnt brown sugar mist the glass. Juicy, rich dark fruit of earthy black berry and cherry wrap the palate with chewy wood tannin and a balanced acidity adding structure and depth. We have paired our Merlot with many wonderful dishes but our firm favorite is lamb – try a small oven roasted rack with a potato gruyere cheese gratin. Buy a second bottle and leave it in the cellar for 10 years or so and let us know what you think.
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