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Merlot - "Lake George Fireworks"

This wine is sold at our Lake George Tasting RoomQueensbury Winemaking Facility. It is available for shipping or pickup orders placed in advance. It can also be purchased at liquor stores across New York state. 

Wine Specs
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our Merlot is a full bodied dry wine boasting deep purple hues and earthy tones complemented by ripe black cherry and oaky flavors, easy tannins and a silky finish.
BRONZE: 2019 Big E. Northeast Gold Wine Competition; SILVER: 2018 Winemaker Challenge International (2016 vintage); GOLD: 2018 Sommelier Challenge Int'l (2016 vintage)
Winemaker Notes
The 2020 vintage of Merlot presents itself with strong aromas of blackberry coupled with subtle notes of cocoa and tobacco. Slightly on the heavier side in body and tannin, this years Merlot has a nice balance of American and French Oak that gives off a pleasant warming sensation. A warm and dry summer, accompanied by generous punch downs of the fruit during harvest provide a rich and dark red hue. The climate in which these grapes are grown provides sweet fruit flavors but with elevated acidity, creating a very drinkable Merlot for any season. At first sip, various berry flavors explode on the pallete with some nice notes of leather and clay soil.
Food Pairing Notes
We suggest enjoying this Merlot with some nice and rich parmesan cheese followed by a beautiful cut of filet mignon.
Other Notes
Label Image: The fireworks set over Lake George are a summer tradition.

Product Reviews

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(Dec 13, 2020 at 9:29 AM)
Very good Merlot. Nicely balanced.