Butterfield Station Merlot is bold with ripe black fruits, leather and a touch of sweet oak. Full on the palate with great structure and soft tannins, this wine is accessible! Food friendly and approachable, try this with a grilled steak, duck breast or roasted chicken. The Butterfield Station Merlot has rich, ripe boysenberry and cherry fruit flavors accented by spicy oak and touches of cedar.
-From the Winemaker
Veal, meat loaf, Italian-style sausage, lamb or beef stews, roast lamb, duck with fruit sauce, fish like salmon and tuna, dishes with mushrooms and berries
About the Varietal:
Merlot-based wines usually have medium body with hints of berry, plum, and currant. Merlot has slightly lower natural acidity than Cabernet and generally less astringency, therefore usually a more lush mouth-feel. Earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon to mature in bottle, Merlot is held in higher esteem by wine drinkers than by wine collectors.