Beringer Founders' Estate Merlot 2020
The Beringer Founders’ Estate Merlot is immediately approachable with lush flavors of blueberry, blackberry and plum complemented by dark chocolate and spice. It's well balanced, soft tannins make this wine a perfect accompaniment to a variety of foods, such as beef tenderloin, spaghetti bolognese, or aged gouda.
The Beringer winemaking team worked closely with the viticulture department to determine when each vineyard reached full maturity. Small amounts of Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot were added for complexity and depth of flavors. Aging with seasoned French and American oak for five months added toastiness and hints of brown spice to the final blend.