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Smoking Loon Merlot
3.37 average rating 24 ratingsrate it

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Favorite wine
by Morris11948478
This is one of my absolute favorites! I keep 2 bottles around always!
Great for the Price
by Arendt12166066
for $6.97 you can't go wrong with this one, easy drinking.
Luciously smooth
by McKoy12392434
Creamy,smooth but well balanced fruit taste and little to no acidic backdrop. I think this one even pairs well with fish on the grill. For one who might think they don't care for merlot's, try this one.

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Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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