Chloe Wine Collection has expanded its portfolio of wines with the introduction of a single-vineyard Merlot, made with grapes grown exclusively in the San Lucas Estate Vineyard in Monterey County.
The San Lucas Estate Vineyard is part of the San Lucas AVA located in in southern Monterey County, home to one of the largest diurnal temperature variations in California, the company says, and known for producing Bordeaux varietals.
This wine aged for 12 months in 50% new French and American oak. It has flavors of fresh-picked blackberries, black cherry and plum, the company says, along with notes of vanilla, mocha and spice. A full-bodied wine with soft tannins and smooth acidity, the company adds, along with a plush, velvety mouthfeel.
Chloe San Lucas Estate Vineyard Merlot pairs well with rosemary and oregano pork chops or apricot-mustard glazed chicken.
The suggested retail price is $17.99 per 750-ml. bottle.