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 MerlotI 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.
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.