Beaulieu Vineyard’s California Merlot was chosen from vineyards in Central California along with select vineyards on the North Coast. The California coast offers vineyards full of grapes that are cooled by maritime influence, while mountain vineyards in the interior produce grapes of great intensity and flavor. The grapes picked reflect the diverse microclimates of each area producing a wonderful depth of flavor, elegance and intensity. Our Merlot offers an accessible combination of fruit and spices perfect for everyday enjoyment. Lovely red fruit aromas, complemented by peppery oak notes, greet the nose. The palate is lively and bright, brimming with ripe plum and juicy black cherry flavors. Hints of coffee and toasty oak spices join chewy tannins through the long, satisfying finish.