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Wine of the Week: Wood Acre Napa Valley Merlot 2005 July 19, 2010

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Merlot (pronounced as Mair-lo) originally found its popularity and success in classical growing regions such as Pommerol in Bordeaux France and in Northern Italy. Merlot is used in some of the world’s most expensive wines. Chateau Petrus from Bordeaux is generally made of 95% Merlot and Masseto produced by Ornellaia from Italy is made from 100% Merlot. Merlot can have a soft and fleshy character, which also makes it a popular wine to blend with Cabernet to soften the tannins. Generally, Merlot has a flavor profile of plum, black cherry, blueberry, toffee, coffee, and chocolate.

March Madness.jpgSpecifically, the Wood Acre Napa Valley Merlot 2005 displays its Napa Valley heritage with dark and intense flavors of fresh blackberries, dried raspberries and ripe black figs with an additional undertone of blueberry cobbler. The aromatics of this wine also lend a comforting appeal of mocha and vanilla bean incense. Pairs extremely well with roasted beef tenderloin….or for those a little more adventurous try it with a roasted coffee bean encrusted Filet Mignon!
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Wood Acre Napa Valley Merlot 2005
Available at Almost All Centennial Store Locations
Sale Price $12.99.  Retail $14.99. Save $2.00

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