B.R. Cohn Merlot 750ml
Founded in 1984 in the heart of Sonoma Valley, B.R. Cohn Winery is known for producing fine wines of exceptional value, an olive tree lined vineyard estate and a long history in music.
The Sonoma Valley Merlot comes from the Petricka Vineyard, just south of the town of Sonoma, grown in the warm alluvial soil of the Mayacamas Mountains. Limited by the sparse soil, this vineyard is naturally stressed, producing limited crop, small loose clusters and very small berries.
These concentrated grapes produce aromas of ripe blackberry and black cherry. This is complemented by a bouquet of sweet oak, anise, mint, and cocoa. The palate is rich with luscious plum and berry flavor, supple tannin and a long warm finish. This wine complements a wide range of grilled meats such as lamb, duck and steak, but it is also gentle enough to pair with an apple-stuffed pork loin or chicken mole.
B.R. Cohn Merlot 750ml Notes To Your Senses:
- TASTE: Plums and red currant mingle with a hint of cocoa
- AROMA: Sweet oak, anise, mint and cocoa
- APPEARANCE: Purplish red
- ABV: 14.5%
- PAIRING: Lamb, duck, steak or apple-stuffed pork loin
Bringing out the best aromas and flavors of red wine can be achieved through the correct storage of temperature, generally between 50 to 55 degrees. Of course, this is a general rule of thumb as it depends on the grapes used when producing wine. There are so many health benefits due to the tannin. Procyanidins are a type of condensed tannin that is found in green tea and dark chocolate. Speaking of health young red wines are better than old as they have more tannin. However, as red wine ages, they become lighter. Very old wines are translucent and pale.
Vitis vinifera originating from Eastern Europe makes up most of the common varieties of red wine. The aromas of red wine come from grapes only. Cherry, berry, jam, and herbs are all from fermented grapes and wine aging in oak barrels. Pretty simple for such a rich, complex, and tasteful wine!
Master Sommelier Little Known, Big Facts:
- The color of wine depends on the fermentation extracts using skin, like Red wine as compared to white wine, leaving the skin behind
- The oldest bottle of wine dates back to A.D. 325; it was found in Germany inside two Roman sarcophaguses
- The worst place to store wine is usually in the kitchen because it’s typically too warm, in refrigerators, their warmest setting can be too cold
- Richer heavier foods usually pair well with richer, heavier wines; light wines pair with lighter foods
- Generally, a vintage wine is a product of a single year’s harvest, not when the wine is bottled
- A “dumb” wine refers to the lack of odor while a “numb” wine has no odor and no potential of developing a pleasing odor in the feature
- If a server or sommelier hands you a cork, don’t smell it, look for the date or other information ( mold, cracking, or breaks)
- Tannin is a substance that tingles the gums when you indulge your palate with a sip of wine, it’s an excellent antioxidant
- Smell is by far the most important sense when it comes to drinking wine
- Wine was first developed in Mesopotamia, not France
- French wines are labeled following the soil on which they are produced, not according to the grape used
- When chilling wine, adding salt to ice will cool it down faster
You must be 21 or over to purchase this product
Serve chilled or at room temperature