Mottington 2013 Merlot, California
This Merlot possesses a very inviting, dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of holiday-spiced plums, ripe cherries and dried cranberries immediately greet the senses followed by exotic notes of blood orange and cocoa powder. The palate follows through with luscious silky tannins, solid mid-palate structure and a surprisingly long and warm finish.
While this wine is big, it is also balanced. The oak in this Merlot delightfully frames the complex ripe coastal fruit aromas of this wine. It is a spicy, ripe styled California Merlot with flavors big and bold enough to pair with barbequed red meats from the grill. Pair this Merlot with marinated grilled flank steak, Korean-style short ribs and of course a perfectly grilled hamburger. This wine is a hit both at the steak house and at your house for evening barbeques with friends.