Merlot is one of the world’s most popular red wines. Known for its soft, sensual texture and approachable style, it’s made from red-skinned grapes that can adapt to a variety of climates to produce food-friendly wines in many price points. Merlot can be velvety and plummy, or rich and oaky. Generally, Merlot wine is less tannic than Cabernet Sauvignon, making it more food friendly.
We particularly like to pair Merlot wine with the following cheeses: Wood River Creamery Roasted Red Pepper and Cracked Peppercorn, Gouda, Monterey Jack with Garlic Herb & Dill, and Swiss. Try them all and discover how each of them taste with your favorite Merlot.