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2008 Arch Terrace Red Mountain, Washington Merlot

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This medium-bodied wine offers notes of black cherry, coffee, espresso, roasted nuts, and cedar.

Varietal: Merlot Vintage: 2008
Brand: Arch Terrace
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About This Wine

Ah, the romance of the wine business...

The year was 1992, and Keith and ReNae Pilgrim, looking for a way to spend more time together, decided to plant grapevines and open a winery. It seemed like a natural thing to do, since Keith had grown up in the Napa Valley. But with California land prices climbing ever skyward, the couple opted to pursue their new venture in Washington’s (then) little-known Red Mountain district.

Keith was a trained geologist and had studied oenology, so he set about clearing the land, drilling wells and planting grapevines. ReNae had studied accounting in school... so she learned how to fit irrigation pipes. All pretty romantic stuff!

Today, the Pilgrims’ Arch Terrace wines from their Terra Blanca Estate Vineyard are coveted by wine lovers throughout the Northwest. One taste of the 2008 Arch Terrace Merlot, and it’s easy to understand why. It’s a medium-bodied, easy-drinking wine, made with love.

About Merlot

Similar to Cabernet Sauvignon but with less tannin and fruit. Delivers earlier maturing wines. Often blended with Cabernet; on its own may soften with age, though fruit flavors may fade.

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  • Grape Composition:97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grape Source:Terra Blanca Vineyard in Red Mountain AVA of Washington
  • Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Coffee, Espresso, Roasted Nuts, Cedar & Tobacco
  • Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels for 32 Months
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2014
  • Food Pairing Suggestiona scallion- and brie-stuffed burger.

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14 recipes match for this wine.

  • Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
    Pork Chops With Blueberry Sauce This recipe makes 4 servings, and matches wonderfully with Syrah/Shiraz, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Merlot and red blends... Get The Recipe
    French Lamb Shank Stew With White Beans This recipe, from "The Mauna Loa Macadamia Cooking Treasury," matches wonderfully with Malbec, Merlot Sangiovese or Rhone red blends. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Boneless Leg Of Lamb This recipe, developed by the late James Beard, matches beautifully with Shiraz (a.k.a. Syrah), Shiraz/Cabernet blends and Merlot. It serves 6-8... Get The Recipe
    Portuguese Style Roasted Pork Rare is the recipe that matches equally well with red wines and white wines. This is such a recipe. We came across it while doing research on the wines that will be included in an upcoming club shipment from The World of Wines -featuring the wines of Portugal. The recipe makes 6 servings. And if you'd like to learn more about The World of Wine, click on the Get The Recipe
  • Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Slow Cooking Stew A flavorful wine such as Malbec or Merlot calls for a flavorful main dish. This tasty recipe fits the bill deliciously, and makes about 6 servings. And now that the kids are back in school, be aware that it's a meal you... Get The Recipe
    Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon (as the recipe calls for), as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of "anything goes" food-and-wine pairing, we're always on the lookout for recipes that match well with either white or red wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey or ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
  • Duck Breast With Red Wine Risotto This recipe calls for a good quality red wine, and we suggest either Pinot Noir or Merlot. Whichever you choose, we also suggest serving that wine with the meal. This recipe makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Garlic Grilled Chicken The following recipe, which serves 4, transforms a classic white wine dish -chicken - into a perfect partner for red wines such as Merlot and Syrah. The secret? The generous use of garlic. Get The Recipe
    Mustard Crusted Rack Of Lamb Try this tasty recipe, which serves 4 or more, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or a red blend containing any of the aforementioned varieties... Get The Recipe
    Lemony Lamb Chops Here's a versatile dish that matches well with red Bordeaux or Merlot, yet also can be enjoyed with white wines because of its lemon-flavored sauce. It makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
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