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Taking Back Merlot, Thanks to Sheridan

The "Sideways effect" for Pinot noir is long dead. So let's do the same for the hatred of Merlot.

We've all seen the movie and we know the line about not wanting to taste any ______ Merlot! Time to shelve that next to Paul Giamatti's career as a romantic lead -- we are taking back one of the world's great grapes with help from one of Washington's greatest and highest rated wineries.

We caused quite a stir when we told you about Sheridan's tiny-production Syrah. We're about to do the same with their Merlot. Estate-grown and bottled, mind-bogglingly tasty, like the Syrah and Mystique, it is in a class of its own. 

Sheridan is one of the country's highest rated wineries, which includes ratings of up to 99 points (2014 Block 1 Cab, to be specific, from Wine Advocate). How many other wineries with that type of track record produce estate-grown wines in the low-$20s? Anyone...anyone? 

One taste and you will thank us, we promise!

Sheridan Vineyard Merlot 2016
$23.35 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($25.95 regular) 
Another stunner from Sheridan! Five barrels of love, pure love, spreading smiles with its voluptuous black cherries and plums, and a perfect cocoa-dusted finish. Can you handle the truth?! Once we were done tasting it at the shop, I am proud to say I took the bottle home and crushed it with a burger off my grill. Only 120 cases and very limited distribution -- get your Merlot love on today! - Marcus

And in case you didn't heed our advice the first time...

Sheridan Vineyard Syrah 2015
$23.35 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($25.95 regular) 
An absolute knockout. A mere five barrels, this "Baby Singularity" (from the Singularity block -- you know, the Singularity that sells for $100/bottle), this animal is the alpha-Syrah within its class -- totally dominant not because of force but simply because it is the best. Awesome density and texture, red, black, and blue fruits melting together, leaving behind a heavenly suggestion of mixed berry pie. Only 120 cases made so it will not last long! - Marcus

Sheridan Vineyard Mystique 2016
$23.35 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($25.95 regular) 
Once again a fantastic bottle of wine that completely outclasses its peers. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and for the first time, 25% Cabernet Franc to go with Merlot. Creamy, red and black fruits abound, diving deep along a velvety slide, all framed by a mouthwatering savory freshness and the perfect spice compliment that'll keep you reaching for another pour. - Marcus

A huge thanks to Sheridan for delivering the real deal!

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