A luxuriously “simple” wine. Grown well in RSV’s organically farmed Carneros vineyards and unencumbered by heavy handed winemaking technique for a pure expression of cool climate Merlot with rich, yet bright, aromas and flavors of red berries, hard candy, cassis, and earthy spice. The wine is youthfully tight with firm tannin balanced by mouth watering acidity for an incredibly optimistic future.

Merlot is back and here to stay. The classic style of RSV Merlot makes it a delicious partner for this modern twist on a classic Hungarian dish. The freshness of RSV’s Merlot comes from the bright acidity achieved from the cool clay soils found in RSV’s Carneros Vineyards. Deep cherry and plum aromas and flavors with a kiss of dried herb play nicely off the peppers in the “Paprikash”. This dish is as soulful as the Merlot that accompanies it. Cook it up now or lay that bottle down for a year or two or ten and delay instant gratification….or not.

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