Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wine Wednesday - Furnace Brook - Merlot

While in Mass a few weeks ago we toured the Furnace Brook Winery. While enjoying our tasting at their beautiful tasting bar we tried their 2004 Merlot Reserve. Now, I'm normally not a big Merlot fan but this one blew me away. It was very smooth and not to dry. It's a full bodied BBR (big beautiful red) and it's not ashamed about anything.

Merlot is renowned as a dry, soft, yet full-bodied red wine. Our 2004 Merlot
Special Reserve delights with its rich ruby red hue and complex character.
Aged for over 18 months in limousine oak barrels. Merlot is a perfect match for beef and other medium-heavy dishes. Try some with a rich, red pasta dish, or even a heavy chicken dish. Merlot is also an excellent compliment to chocolate.
I can definitely see this paired with chocolate. We paired it with a heavy red sauce dish and it was just lovely. We both really enjoyed this Northeast Local wine.

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