This plump, sapid expression of Merlot may compel you to sit awhile, simply enjoying its company. Ripe flavors of blackberry, plum and Bing cherry are revealed on the palate, with appealing tannins providing structure and focus to the finish. There’s no need for a special occasion when enjoying this satisfying wine — just grab a glass and while the afternoon away.
Pays D'Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Marinated Red Meats
Chateau d'Yquem, the Bordeaux estate in Sauternes known to produce the world's most coveted sweet dessert wine, was beloved by Russian czars. The brother of Duke Constantine bought 400 barrels of the 1847 vintage for 20,000 gold francs.