LUXX Merlot

$24.99 / bottle
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LUXX Merlot
LUXX Merlot
LUXX Merlot
LUXX Merlot
average from 22 reviews

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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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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Atheer Salih
Dec. 7, 2022
The BEST Wine In my Mind

Smooth, and delicious

Meghan Naim
Sep. 27, 2022
Bold

Very bold, heavy flavor. Probably not for everyone, but I really enjoyed this and will purchase again!!

Julie
Mar. 11, 2022
Smooth and easy!

I mostly love sweets and when I opened LUXX I truly enjoyed it! The smooth and easy taste of this Merlot was delicious. I even enjoyed it one evening watching a movie and snacking on Doritos! Now that is luxury!

Carol
Mar. 9, 2022
LUXXurious

My all-time favorite red. My hubby's go to if we have one in the wine cellar. Love it with spaghetti and meat sauce, cheese burgers and just in a glass by its self. Makes me feel special everytime I pour it!

Michelle
Mar. 9, 2022
THIS is why I joined Traveling Vineyard!

I hosted a few wine tasting events in my home and attended a booking, or two, from them. My Mom and I fell in LOVE with Luxx Merlot and stocked up!!! When we had enjoyed all that we had bought, I reached out to my Wine Guide to 're-up'...unfortunately, she had retired from Traveling Vineyard and I wasn't able to talk her into starting again...it just wasn't the right time for her. Well, it turned into the PERFECT time for ME to jump in and start my own Traveling Vineyard adventure! I owe it all to this amazing Merlot. If you enjoy Merlot...I highly recommend Luxx! You won't be disappointed!

Liz
Mar. 6, 2022
So smooth

I saved this bottle of Luxx for my birthday celebration... the perfect pairing with my steak dinner. Rich, smooth & delicious!

Jacqueline
Mar. 5, 2022
Merlot Madness

I'm a bit biased in my review because Merlot is my absolute favorite wine of all wines, but I must say LUXX is at the top of the Merlot game. I mean, the name says it all, with its smooth, rich and elegant taste, LUXX is definitely a wine to not overlook if you are trying something different from what you're use to. Cheers to more wine and cheers to TV for bringing us LUXX.

Renee Mountz
Feb. 27, 2022
So devine

So fantastically delicious. Rich bold and perfect

Renee Mountz
Feb. 27, 2022
So devine

So fantastically delicious. Rich bold and perfect

Debbie Allen
Feb. 12, 2022
Flavorful full-bodied Merlot

I've had several merlots by Traveling Vineyard and this vintage of Luxx is one of the best! It is bold, flavorful and not too fruity. It's really smooth and supple. Great with red meat.