Merlot

Merlot can range from easy-drinking, friendly wines with simple red fruit flavours, plush textures, and low tannins to complex wines tasting of cherry, berry and cocoa, even intriguing flavours of walnut and curry in some fine examples. And let’s say good riddance to the Sideways effect while we are here. Merlot has regained its rightful place on the table and in the cellar due to the range of styles and the grape’s overall deliciousness. At this year’s Alberta Beverage Awards, merlots from the new world ruled, with two Napa and Okanagan merlots on top. A classic Chilean selection rounded out the Top Five. Mary Bailey

BEST IN CLASS

Markham Vineyards 2014 Merlot
Napa Valley, United States
$27-28 CSPC 512244

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Burrowing Owl 2013 Merlot
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
$34-36 CSPC 509885

 

 

 

 

 

Carmen 2014 Gran Reserva Merlot
Maipo, Chile
$16-18 CSPC 415620

 

 

 

 

 

Monster Vineyards 2015 Merlot
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
$18-20 CSPC 873422

 

 

 

 

 

Emmolo 2014 Merlot
Napa Valley, United States
$82 CSPC 493759

 

 

 

 

 

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