This medium-bodied Merlot reveals a fresh, black cherry aroma, with hints of tobacco and herbal spice. With a smooth texture and moderate tannins, it boasts attractive, smoky, black cherry and spice flavors, excellent structure, and a long, rich finish. Pairs with a wide range of foods, especially chicken, beef, lamb, game, and tomato-based pastas
California produces the majority of wine made in the United States. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir dominate the wine production in California, but many other varietials thrive in the California climate. Many fine wines are produced in California using Mediterranean grapes.