Pepperwood Merlot is a wine from California,region of USA
,is a wine from California. California has risen in recent decades among the most successful wine regions and most dynamic in the world. Thanks to a mild and sunny climate, a variety of sites and multiple grape varieties. All type of wine is produced in California, red white and rosé. The more than 700 wineries offer a wide variety of products. The main producing regions are Napa Valley and Sonoma County.The majority of Californian wines are made of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel for red wines, Chardonnay for white wines. Assemblies are also found (under the term 'Meritage') close to the methods used in the Bordeaux region, combining Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot Malbec for red, white wines being from Sauvignon, Semillon and Muscadelle.California also produces sparkling wines from Pinot Black, and assembled according to the 'traditional method', as well as semi-dry wines (Riesling, Gewürztraminer) or sweet from Chenin blanc or white Muscat.
It is the most representative grape of Bordeaux, covering 60% of the vineyard. It is found mainly in the Libournais, on the "right bank" of the Garonne, especially in Saint Emilion and Pomerol. This grape is easily exportable thanks to its adaptability to different soils. It matures very quickly on gravelly soils, but it is clay soils of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion that fit it best. There, the fruit is expressed all in delicacy, offering floral notes of violet, peony, and of black and red fruits. Among all Bordeaux varieties, Merlot is the one which offers roundness and smoothness to the wine. Over time, these flavors evolve towards undergrowth aromas, marked by mushrooms, truffles, tobacco and even old leather.