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February 28, 2024 | JENNY LYNN

🍇🍷 Unveiling the Ultimate Wine Showdown: Merlot vs. Cabernet Sauvignon! 🍷🍇

With over 60 years of crafting exquisite wines, Napa Valley's wine legacy, George Hendry, has made history once again with the release of a limited single bottling of Merlot. Typically known for his classic Hendry Red Blend, which often features a harmonious marriage of Bordeaux varietals including Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, George Hendry occasionally encounters a vintage where the magic of Merlot demands to stand alone is the case with our wine feature this week, the highly anticipated 2019 Hendry Napa Valley Merlot.  Only 30 cases are available of this wine and will have a special price for our members through the end of the week,  so make sure you snag some before it’s gone! SHOP HENDRY MERLOT

As we prepare to delve into the world of these two wine titans – Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon – we invite you to join us on a journey of exploration and discovery. From their distinctive color profiles and flavor nuances to their varying body and alcohol content, we'll uncover what sets these varietals apart and help you navigate the age-old debate of Merlot versus Cabernet Sauvignon.

But first, let's raise a glass to George Hendry and his unwavering commitment to excellence in winemaking. With each bottle he produces, George Hendry leaves an indelible mark on the world of wine, and the release of the 2019 Hendry Merlot is sure to be no exception.

When it comes to red wine, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon often find themselves in a friendly rivalry, each with its own distinct characteristics and loyal fan base. Today, we're diving into the world of these two renowned varietals to uncover their unique traits and help you decide which one might be your next favorite pour.

Merlot Color vs. Cabernet Sauvignon Color:

Merlot typically boasts a deep ruby-red hue, thanks to its thin skin and high pigment content. This color is not only visually appealing but also indicative of the wine's rich flavor profile. On the other hand, Cabernet Sauvignon tends to have a darker, almost purple color, signaling its higher tannin levels and potential for age-worthiness.

Alcohol Content:

In terms of alcohol content, both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon can vary depending on factors like grape ripeness and winemaking techniques. However, Merlot often leans towards a slightly lower alcohol content compared to Cabernet Sauvignon, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a more approachable and easy-drinking wine.

Flavor Profile:

Merlot is known for its luscious fruit flavors, with notes of ripe plum, black cherry, and sometimes a hint of chocolate. This varietal is celebrated for its smooth texture and velvety mouthfeel, making it a crowd-pleaser at any gathering. On the other hand, Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be bolder and more structured, with pronounced flavors of blackcurrant, cassis, and cedar. Its higher tannin levels contribute to a longer finish and greater aging potential.


When it comes to body, Merlot is often described as medium-bodied, striking a balance between light and full-bodied wines. Its softer tannins and round mouthfeel make it incredibly versatile, pairing well with a wide range of dishes from roasted chicken to grilled vegetables. Cabernet Sauvignon, on the other hand, is typically full-bodied, with a more robust structure and firm tannins. This makes it an ideal companion for hearty dishes like steak and lamb.

2019 Hendry Napa Valley Merlot:

Speaking of Merlot, we're thrilled to announce the first release of the 2019 Hendry Napa Valley Merlot! This medium-bodied, ruby gem is a testament to complexity and craftsmanship, crafted by George Hendry himself, a true pioneer in the industry. With only 30 cases available, this exclusive offer is not to be missed. Limited-time feature price for our members  $39, it's a wild deal for a Napa Merlot of this caliber.

Flavor Explosion:

Prepare your taste buds for a symphony of flavors! This Merlot hits with a delightful fusion of dark berries and cherry, complemented by hints of toasted bread. Moderate tannins and mouthwatering acidity leave you craving another sip, while its versatility makes it the ultimate companion for a variety of dishes, from meatloaf to braised short ribs.


In the battle of Merlot vs. Cabernet Sauvignon, both varietals have their own unique charm and appeal. Whether you're drawn to the smooth elegance of Merlot or the bold complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon, there's no shortage of options to explore. And with the exclusive release of the 2019 Hendry Napa Valley Merlot, now is the perfect time to elevate your wine game and experience the epitome of sophistication and taste. Don't miss out on this limited opportunity – just TEXT "case me” to 707-962-8082 before it's too late!

Experience the epitome of sophistication and taste. Trust us, you’re going to want in on this exclusive offer before it goes live to the public.

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Cheers to the journey ahead! 🍷✨ #MerlotvsCabernet #WineTitans #HendryMerlot #NapaLegacy



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