LUXX Merlot

$24.99 / bottle
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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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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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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.

Amy Zimmerman
Feb. 8, 2022
A Favorite

Very Good Merlot. Smooth and elegant.

Renee Mountz
Feb. 2, 2022
Celebration time

This is my go to for celebrations - the best steak goes with the best wines!

Audrey Wiley
Jan. 22, 2022
Turned Me Red

I have been a dry white lover for years. And then I attended a Traveling Vineyards tasting and Luxx turned me into a dry red lover! This wine is so SMOOTH and perfect to sip while watching a movie!

Susan
Jan. 21, 2022
Aging With Grace

This blend is delicious, as easy to pair with hamburgers or prime rib as it is with just my glass. Luxx has aged tremendously during the past 4 years. Give this one a try. You’re welcome!

Jen
Jan. 21, 2022
Love LUXX

I’ve never really liked Merlot before until I tried LUXX! So smooth and goes perfectly with anything chocolate! Excellent wine ??

Atheer Salih
Jan. 6, 2022
My ALL TIME fav

This is the smoothest, not too sweet but not tangy or sour either. This one I can drink the whole bottle so I have to be careful

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!