Friday, May 11, 2012 at 12:28PM
Be honest with yourself: you loved Merlot before “Sideways” shamed you into a dark corner behind some imposing bottles of Pinot Noir. But there’s fine Merlot to be had, and this varietal at its best can whisk you back to the carefree romantic days of the 90’s, when Bill Clinton was President, and Hootie and The Blowfish were on the radio. We’ve got a stupendous local example of this forgotten wine on hand, available by the bottle only. Come try out Happy Canyon Vineyards Merlot. Enjoy it’s dark berry nose and savor its sultry velvety mouthfeel and you’ll remember why it used to be your “go to” long before you ever heard of Enron.