Our Lumière de Vie 2013 Lodi Merlot has a fairly deep, dark color. For a 2013, this wine displays the qualities of a younger vintage with fresh red fruit sorbet-like characters followed by aromas of blueberry, black currant and blackberry. Later, earthy notes develop. There is a powerful and intense attack with the alcohol content at 14.6%. This Merlot has a very good amount of tannins and a medium body. There is a sharp yet pleasing acidity toward the finish, which is a guarantee of longevity as the wine ages in the bottle.
Enjoy this wine paired with earthy soups, roasted chicken, roasted ham, pork or turkey. Enjoy it with the featured recipe: Slow Cookers Vegetable Beef Soup.