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California Merlot Tasting Notes | Tim Smith | SommelierQA.com

What Does Californian Merlot Taste Like?

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Californian Merlot provides notes stewed red fruits of raspberry, fig and darker notes such as plum. Oak usage exudes the baking spice aromas which finish like holiday fruit cake at times. Merlot in higher elevations tend to provide greener aromatics like sage, but are consistent with lower levels of acidity ..