A wonderful wine from the River’s End winemakers with ripe berry fruit flavors and aromas with a nice touch of oak. An amazingly versatile choice for serving with grilled duck, turkey, chicken, braised lamb, pork or beef – and a nice partner for dishes featuring a rich tomato sauce.
Our expert wine panel consider the 2013 River’s End amongst their favorites they’ve ever had. “This isn’t just one of my favorite California wines or even one of my favorite Merlots,” one of them said while tenderly cradling a bottle, “this is one of my favorite wines ever.” The rest of the panel was equally adamant about their love for the River’s End. They all admitted that they’re always sure to have a case in reserve.
Merlot is a darkly blue-colored grape that tends to produce wines that have a medium body with hints of berry, plum and currant. The name Merlot comes from the Old French word for “blackbird.” First produced in Boredeaux in the late-eighteenth century, Merlot is a sibling of Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot began gaining popularity stateside in the 1980s, leading Washington’s charge into the worldwide wine consciousness while spreading to Oregon, California and a number of other cooler wine producing climates.
From two of the oldest vineyards along California's North Coast region where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. The region known for ideal climate promotes slow, even maturing and great flavor development.
Food Pairing Notes
Grilled duck, turkey, chicken or braised lamb, pork or beef. A nice partner for tomato sauce, too. Also great with creamy cheeses and savory dips. Here’s a great, simple recipe for tomato sauce: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/basic_tomato_sauce/
There’s a reason that medium-bodied and versatile Merlot is one of the most popular red wines. It’s beloved for the red fruits and soft tannins that make it delicious with a variety of foods, from rich red meats and stews to lighter white meat and fish dishes. River’s End Merlot is a California favorite, with an award-winning heritage. This new 2015 vintage is brilliant with ripe berry notes in the aromas and flavors, smoothed by a touch of oak. This is the wine you want on your shelf for almost any occasion.
91-point Gold Medal - 2017 Winemaker Challenge Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition