2019 Chalkstone California Merlot
Mellow and easy drinking with impressions of blackberry, black cherry, cocoa, black plum and herbs.
Country: United States
About This Wine:
There are so many reasons to love Merlot — in particular, Merlot from California. For one thing, Merlot is considered one of the historic “noble grapes,” and yet it is accessible to us commoners. Its aromas and flavors often mirror those of Cabernet Sauvignon, yet it’s typically more affordable than California Cabs and also can be enjoyed with no extended aging needed.
Another big reason we love Merlot is that it’s a foodie’s dream. Because it’s so “smooth” going down, it won’t overpower your favorite fare — and that goes for everything from prime steaks to flavorful fowl dishes. It’s also versatile from an “experience” perspective; you can serve it with confidence to wine newbies, enthusiasts and everyone in between.
The 2019 Chalkstone Merlot is a real California gem with fruit flavor that may fool you into thinking it’s sweet. It is not. What it is: mellow, easy drinking, fruit forward, herb kissed and enticing.