Flavors Commonly Experienced :
- Oak / Butter
Merlot's name comes from "merle" French for blackbird, because of the color of the fruit. Research suggests Merlot may be a mutation of Cabernet Franc, though it also strongly resembles Carmenère. It is a relatively new grape and is believed to be native to Bordeaux, France and it is being successfully grown all over the world with the best examples coming from France, California and Washington.
And please reply to this blog; what is your favorite Merlot?