When the spring sun shines down on the California vineyards it brings new life to areas that have been largely dormant for the winter. Roads in wine country start to get busier, and winemakers start spending their days getting ready for harvest, anxiously watching over the vines. The Ephemera Merlot is like tasting the history of California winemaking in a glass. You can taste the intensity that comes from the sun exposure on grapes. We love that it is a perfect complement to almost any steakhouse offering. Try it with grilled meats, or with something a little spicy—the soft palate allows for pairing with well-seasoned dishes.
There aren’t many wine regions in the world more diverse than California. The warm days and cool nights are perfect for producing concentrated and expressive grapes over the long growing season. With vineyards on the sea-swept Central Coast; the mountainous, jagged terrain of Northern California; and the storied plots of Napa, winemakers can be exacting in choosing the specific climate and terroir they are looking for when making their wines. Featuring nutrient-rich soils and scores of different microclimates, California is a gift to ambitious winemakers.
Dark stone fruit flavors mingle beautifully with spices and just a hint of oak. The full-bodied wine has a great texture and an elegant bouquet. The dark notes of this wine pair beautifully with smoked and grilled meats.