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2017 Sidekick Merlot

2017 Sidekick Merlot
Volume: 750 mL , Alcohol: 13%

Type

Red

Blend

85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc

Nose

New French oak barrels just released the season's hottest fragrance dubbed 'subtle oak'

Palate

Stomping fresh blackberry and blueberry pie into packed and dry, cracked red clay
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More about this wine from Napa, California
The guys behind the Secret Identity rosé aka Birk O'Halloran and Karl Antle have a new wine out and you all are some of the first humans to get your glasses on the new juice! Meet the brand-spankin' new 2017 Sidekick Merlot! O'Halloran is a bit of a California grape whisperer and found some of the best Merlot vineyards in Northern California i.e. Anderson Valley and Lodi specifically to bring this new brand to life.

Equal parts earthiness and freshness make this juice donning a superhero-themed label quite easy to disappear. In a nod to old-school California winemaking, the vino is very pretty with notes of packed red clay and a lingering finish of tart blueberry compote. It's much more nuanced of a wine than the overly jammy bottles that today's large producers pump out of California.

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This merlot screams tacos, and we mean tacos like Christina Martinez's barbacoa or any with super succulent smoked or braised meats