has deep color and if full bodied producing wines relatively
high in alcohol and is produced primarily in France and California, and on a lesser scale in Australia, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia, and other parts of the United States.
Most wines from Bordeaux contain at least some Merlot along with
Sauvignon and Cabernet
Some wine drinkers find Merlot
easier drinking then Cabernet Sauvignon because it tends to be
far less tannic. Merlot is actually the most planted grape
variety in Bordeaux and just about all major producers of wine
the the United States include a Merlot as a stand alone red wine
in their line up. California and Washington produce some
excellent Merlots in the 10 dollar range due in part at least to
Americas affinity for Cab and Zinfandel Merlot tend to command a
bit less then its' red brothers.
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