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Morada Vineyards Merlot

Menu Item Types: Morada
Morada Vineyards Merlot

Merlot

APPELLATION    Lodi Valley, CA

ANALYSIS          0.54 total acid
                             3.64 PH
                             13.3% alcohol, by volume

BLEND                 86% Merlot
                             14% Cabernet Sauvignon

OAK PROFILE    Aged 12 months in barrels

Morada Vineyards is a traditional winery that does not take itself too seriously and will bring a little fun in your life. The grapes come from vineyards that benefit from the deep rich soils that make-up the Lodi Appellation. The fruit benefits from warm sunny days and cool nights as a result of gentle breezes coming from the San Francisco Bay and the Delta waterways. This allows the fruit to mature and have a proper balance between fruit character and structure.

The wine is bright like a bright cherry red balloon. The aromas bring thoughts of fresh Bing cherry, raspberry, and strawberry combined with slight notes of vanilla and leather. It is medium bodied, with nice layers of berry fruit, soft approachable tannins, and earthy structure with a good finish from balanced acidity; all of which lend themselves to good food and a good time. This wine could easily pair with barbeque ribs in a whiskey barbeque sauce, pork medallions with apricot compote, or simple grilled skirt steak and French fries.

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