Red (black) grape variety that if often grown together with cabernet in the same regions and climate. Merlot is lighter in tannins and acidity with black fruit qualities of blackberry, black plum and black cherry. Often aged in oak which can gain spicy, oaky flavors of vanilla and coffee. Merlot is often blended with cabernet to add softness and body.
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