Beringer Founders’ Estate Merlot was chosen from vineyards in the Central Coast, North Coast, as well as Lodi and the California Delta. The California coast offers grapes that are cooled by maritime influence, while the vineyards in the interior produce grapes of great intensity and flavor. The diverse microclimates of each area produce a wonderful depth of flavor, elegance, and intensity. Lush flavors of blueberry, blackberry, and plum complemented by dark chocolate and spice. Its well-balanced, soft tannins make this wine a perfect accompaniment to a variety of foods, such as beef tenderloin, spaghetti bolognese, or aged gouda.