If anyone orders merlot I’m leaving, I am not drinking any fucking merlot! MYLES, SIDEWAYS
The above quote from the movie sideways, sent Merlot sales in California into an absolute tailspin. Myles’ special wine he drinks at the end, Cheval Blanc contains Merlot be the way (I will see your pretentious and raise you a complete wa&*er, Myles). I like to imagine that this only sharpened Litikaprong’s appetite to make a varietal Merlot. As with all of his wines, it is organically farmed and aged in neutral oak. He seems to manage to tow the line between serious and delicious here, with beautiful blue and black fruit and some spicecake before a racy finish. This is a deadly BBQ wine. STSWine.