July 14, 2020


Long Meadow Ranch Merlot 2015, Napa Valley Cost: $33-36 W hile summer seems most suited for drinking white wines, there is no need to ignore your favorite reds during the summer heat. For instance, it just doesn’t seem right to drink a white wine with a hamburger or a steak. If that suits your taste, that’s fine, but most people would rather have a red wine with a burger. We interrupted the string of white wines we have been drinking this summer to have a smooth Merlot when I made hamburgers on the grill. It was a great choice. Long Meadow Ranch Merlot has everything you could look for in a Merlot: fresh fruit flavors and mellow tannins with some depth and complexity. It is a beautiful dark red color in the glass, with aromas of cherry and raspberry. The tannins are balanced with crisp acidity to make a well…

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