There are many folks who shun Merlot in favor of Cabernet Sauvignon and other varietals. I’m not one of them and actually prefer Merlot in many cases to a big Cab…in fact there are some Merlots that can stand up to their big brother – the Cab Sauv any day. That discussion is for another time.
Last night we finished off this smooth bottle of Zellerbach Merlot which is a very food friendly wine. It’s not a cherry bomb, but definitely has some fruit and vanilla and a lightly smokey finish. I picked it up for $9.99 at Total Wine and it’s a great deal for Tuesday night or any other night of the week. Cheers.