Founders' Estate Merlot is a full-bodied wine with blackberry, plum, and toasted spice flavors. Merlot, Petite Sirah, and Syrah blend. Hints of plum and brown spice on the nose compliment the boysenberry, blackberry, and blueberry finish on the palate. It's well-balanced, soft tannins make this wine a perfect accompaniment to a variety of foods, such as grilled meats or hearty vegetable dishes.
In 1875 the Beringer brothers, Jacob and Frederick, came to Napa Valley from Germany with the goal of making wines that compared to the best in Europe. They established Beringer Vineyards in 1876 and began making world-class wines from this previously undiscovered region. Since then, Beringer has built a remarkable winemaking history and legacy crafting renowned wines from a prized collection of Napa Valley vineyards, celebrating the uniqueness of each site. "To thine own self be true." These words are at the core of Beringer's philosophy. They speak to the heart of what their first winemaker, Jacob Beringer, started in Napa in 1876. And these words remind them to continue to strive to produce the best wine in the world. That's why Jacob's signature is on this bottle. As the longest continuously operating winery in Napa Valley, Beringer offers a trusted name and established record of quality.