I must admit that I haven't really been drinking much Merlot these days. With so many bold Zinfandels and smooth Pinot Noirs out there, I didn't realize I was avoiding Merlot until I was invited to a tasting at my friend's wine shop. I was super surprised by all of the magnificent Merlots. A incredibly drinkable wine — I highly recommend you give merlot a second sip — here are my current favorite bottles.
Happy Hour: Northern California Merlots