2017 Aperçu Pays d'Oc Merlot

The aromatics of this plush, richly fruited Merlot deliver exactly what they suggest: ripe flavors of plum, cherry and cassis. Utterly enjoyable on its own, this is a red for any day of the week, yet its food-friendly nature and appetizing tannins encourage you to savor it with a special meal. Heed your instincts — complementary pairings run the gamut from beef Bourguignon to hearty vegetable stew.

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

Herbs

plum

black cherry

dark fruit

Region

Pays D'Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Pairings

Braised Meats

Marinated Red Meats

Did You Know?

The Carneros region in California is in both in Napa and Sonoma Counties, which is why wines from the region are simply labeled as Carneros.