Sutter Home - Merlot
Sutter Home Merlot is lush and velvety, brimming with generous fresh fruit flavours. Ripe black cherry aromas with hints of tobacco and herbal spice lead to smoky black cherry and spiced plum flavours on the palate, and a plush, lingering finish. Medium-bodied with soft tannins and a round mouthfeel, our Merlot pairs well with many foods, but makes an exceptional partner for herb-roasted meats and chicken, plank-grilled salmon, hearty spaghetti Bolognese, and earthy mushroom risotto.
GOLD - LA International Wine Competition 2016
This Merlot is crafted from grapes selected from premier vineyards in California’s cool coastal region and warmer inland Lodi, where the fruit ripens slowly and evenly to produce wine that is soft, juicy and round.
Fruity, smooth, and made to be enjoyed immediately, our Merlot is first fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to preserve its vivid cherry flavours and aromas. Afterwards, the wine is aged briefly in American oak tanks to enhance its supple, silky-smooth texture.