Merlot as a varietal, is like the pepperoni pizza of the pizza world. Sure, there are fancier pizzas out there (ham & pineapple?!) but at the end of the day you want some with big flavor that isn't just a flash-in-the-pan trend. Our Merlot has a bold, long flavor with a subtle cherry note complemented by a healthy dose of American oak. At 14% ABV this wine has the oomph to stand up to flavorful pizza (pepperoni anyone?) and hearty pasta dishes.