Sutter Home Merlot Red Wine is lush and velvety, brimming with generous fresh fruit flavors. Ripe black cherry aromas with hints of tobacco and herbal spice lead to smoky black cherry and spiced plum flavors on the palate, and a plush, lingering finish. This Red Wine is your easygoing, low-maintenance friend for life. It is crafted from grapes selected from premier vineyards in California's cool coastal region and warmer inland Lodi, where the fruit ripens slowly and evenly to produce wine that is soft, juicy and round. Fruity, smooth, and made to be enjoyed immediately, it is first fermented in stainless steel tanks at cold temperatures to preserve its vivid cherry flavors and aromas. Afterward, the wine is aged briefly in American oak tanks to enhance its supple, silky-smooth texture. Medium-bodied with soft tannins and a round mouthfeel, Sutter Home Merlot pairs well with many foods but makes an exceptional partner for herb-roasted meats and chicken, plank-grilled salmon, hearty spaghetti Bolognese, and earthy mushroom risotto. Also, it's perfect with tomato-based pasta, chicken, beef, lamb, and pizza. Say hello to the joys of Merlot. Enjoy!