October is International Merlot Month and #MerlotMe blows up on social media. As a lover and devout supporter of "the little blackbird" how could I not select one for my wine pick? I'm even going local by making it a Merlot from Cape Cod!
I recently took a trip to Truro Vineyards and fell in love with their Merlot. They do have an Estate Merlot made entirely from their Merlot vines on the back slope of their vineyard, but this one is a combination of their own fruit and Sonoma sourced fruit. It saw extended open vat fermentation and 18 months of American oak aging.
This wine is tyrian purple in color with aromas and flavors of black cherries, jammy blackberries, cinnamon and peppermint. It's medium bodied, soft in mouthfeel, lush in flavor, and it finishes silky smooth with blackberries and peppermint. When Merlot is this soft and lush with juicy dark fruit I lose my mind. Truro Vineyards nailed it.
Happy International Merlot Month, everybody!
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