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LUXX Merlot
LUXX Merlot
LUXX Merlot
LUXX Merlot
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LUXX Merlot

2018 – Medium to full bodied red wine

Slightly murky, just opaque garnet-to-brick; medium to full bodied. Herbaceous nose of tree bark with leather hints, brown and black earth well over plum & cherry. Dominated by earth and agricultural elements in the mouth-plum and cherry, with lip-smacking acidity temper the herbaceous black tea flavors, good weight, feel and structure.

$24.99 / bottle

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Sommology Pairings: LUXX Merlot

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Italian sausages, spaghetti and meatballs, baked ziti, meatloaf, cheeseburgers, jambalaya, bean dishes with smoked ham or chorizo, roast turkey, seared or blackened salmon, braised short ribs, dark chocolate, blueberry pie, dark chocolate covered fruit, dark chocolate covered espresso beans

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Quick Facts

Varietal
Varietal

75.03% Merlot, 11.24% Petite Sirah; 13.73% Cabernet Sauvignon 

Alcohol
Alcohol

13.43%

Vintage
Vintage

2018

Region
Region

California

Winemaking
Winemaking

Our base material Merlot was machine picked September 24, 2018, sorted, de-stemmed & crushed, followed by cold soaking, alcoholic fermentation, extended maceration, then malolactic fermentation. Pressing before starting aging in oenotanks early January 2019. Our Petite Sirah component was machine picked October 16 & October 23, sorted, de-stemmed & crushed, followed by cold soaking, alcoholic fermentation, extended maceration, then malolactic fermentation. Pressing before starting aging in oenotanks early January 2019. A portion of both Petite lots remained in stainless steel to preserve this fruit's freshness. Two small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot came from trusted growers known industry-wide for the price/value ratios of their wines temper the final blend's herbaceousness, bring out the Merlot varietal fruit a bit more and round out the wine's mid-palate. Final blend was assembled just prior to bottling.      

California

California

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Why We Love It

A Merlot for life's milestone moments

Our award-winning Merlot is a bottle of smooth, velvety goodness tied up in a bow. Bursting with juicy plum and cherry flavors, the lip-smacking acidity tempers the herbaceous, earthy hints with good weight and excellent structure.

What people are saying about LUXX

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Michelle Patrick
Mar. 30, 2021
Luxx...my reason for falling in love with Traveling Vineyard!

I first tried Luxx merlot a few years ago at my first wine tasting event and immediately fell in LOVE! My mother did, too! We both enjoy it so much, that when we were out of our 'supply' and my wine guide had moved on to other things, I jumped on the chance to sign up as a wine guide myself, so we can continue to enjoy this amazing merlot! BONUS, now I get to enjoy all the benefits of being a Traveling Vineyard wine guide, too!

Theresa Ortiz
Mar. 26, 2021
LOVE LUXX

Luxx Merlot is absolutely one of my favorite Merlots of all time! The smoothness, medium body and notes are a perfect harmony in a bottle!

Sarah Rollins
Mar. 5, 2021
Absolute Love

Every time I open a bottle of LUXX Merlot I am surprised because I seem to love it more than the time before! I don’t know if it’s getting better with age like me, or if I just keep forgetting how incredibly smooth and delicious it is!

Alison Heying
Mar. 4, 2021
My new favorite!

I usually go for a Cab when picking a wine to drink but this Merlot has changed my mind!! I love LUXX, it was smooth and delicious!!

Tanya Lemieszek
Feb. 24, 2021
Tasty1

While I am not a red wine fan, this is the smoothest Merlot I have ever had. I have even gained a new fan in a coworker's wife. He has bought 4 bottles in 2 months for her,

Gretchen Smutney
Jul. 20, 2020
Who says Merlot isn't a great wine?

I prefer my wine cold and either sweet or white. AND when I drink reds, it usually is not a Merlot. BUT, I would make an exception for Luxx every time. Bold, smooth and even better when you use an aerator. Pair this with a nice red sauce, a cheese and meat try and sit back and enjoy a relaxing evening around a bonfire, with friends!