2006 Merlot

David Goldin, ‘View From Brooklyn’, © 2007

Retail Price

$19.99  (suggested)

 

Style

This lean, focused Merlot is an inky, deep red, spotlighted by loads of black cherry and blackberry, currant liqueur, anise, pepper, leathery spice, tobacco, and coee. Dialed up with Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon, its body and structure are bold, but not overly weighty. It is also quite age worthy and capable of cellaring.

 

Pairing

BOE Merlot has a backbone of higher acidity and finely tuned tannins making it an ideal match for rich foods. A palate-pleasing wine made for a nice steak, pork, lamb, roasts, and sharp or earthy cheeses.

 

Grape Varietals

93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot

 

Region

North Fork of Long Island

 

Process

Stainless steel fermented separately, the various lots were aged in new and second-year oak barrels for between 12 and 14 months. Most barrels were French; a few were American.

 

BOE 2006 Merlot

 

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