Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by drizzt3117, Feb 24, 2005.
Generally I avoid merlot at home, although I'll buy Cab-Merlot blends.
About a month ago, my wife and I were out, and our meals were difficult to pair (I had a steak, she had seafood) so I ordered a Washington State Merlot (don't remember the label, but it was from Vashon Island)--and it was great. I finally understood how Merlot was supposed to taste.
Lesson learned: a good Merlot is good.
Try a Paloma, Pride, Switchback, Pahlmeyer, etc... merlot and it will change the way you view the varietal. Or if you favor French wines, Petrus, or most right-bank Bdx will change your worldview as well.
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