California Merlots tend to more fruit-forward, with lots of raspberry and blackberry cut with strong mocha and chocolate notes. The tannin tends to be softer in warm climates.
Merlot is known for producing an inky, purple juice that varies hugely in complexity depending on the process used to make it.Learn more about Californian Merlot.
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