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Talmage Cellars “Homeschool” California Merlot



Our Talmage Merlot represents the best that this versatile grape varietal has to offer.

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Our Winemaker has extensive experience with Merlot, having previously worked on the Right Bank of the Bordeaux area in Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. Merlot displays fruity aromas of cherry, raspberry and strawberry. There are also some more mature aromas that develop, including smoked meat, bacon or truffles. These compounds often come from toasted oak barrels. This is a dry wine with nice, lengthy tannins that layer and coat the mouth from start to finish. A classic Merlot is easygoing, charming, filled with tannins and some length.

Merlot is very versatile and could be enjoyed with dishes like lasagna, grilled skirt steak, chicken or roasted pork loin. Try it with the featured recipe: Sheet Pan Taco Chicken Fingers with Cheesy Roasted Broccoli.