Sutter Home White Merlot 750 mL
Sutter Home White Merlot is bursting with irresistible sweet cherry and berry aromas that reveal ripe, juicy cherries and fresh raspberries on the palate. With a rich, full texture, elegant structure, and crisp finish, our White Merlot appeals to fans of both red and white wines. Best served chilled, enjoy this delightful wine alongside crispy fried chicken, pineapple-glazed ham, and a selection of dim sum. For dessert, it’s lovely with a fresh strawberry pie with mascarpone whipped cream.
Our White Merlot is crafted from Merlot grapes selected from premier vineyards in California’s cool, marine-influenced Delta region, where the fruit ripens slowly and evenly to produce wine that is soft and juicy with elegant structure and texture.
Sutter Home White Merlot isn’t a white wine at all, but a dark blush wine that’s made from red Merlot grapes. To achieve it’s bright, light red color, winemakers divide the grapes: one lot goes directly to press without crushing to minimize the extraction of color from the grape skins; the remaining lots are crushed and pressed, and have a dark red color. Winemakers then blend the juice together, giving the wine its unique and pretty color. To enhance the White Merlot’s fresh cherry flavors and vivid aromas, the wine is cold-fermented in stainless steel tanks.