Enjoying wine at Eddie Merlot’s

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Villa Antinori Toscana

We think of wine as one of the highlights of the experience of dining at Eddie Merlot’s. Of course we do – it’s in our name!

Indianapolis blogger Dhiraj Gupta dined with us in Indianapolis recently, and posted about it on his blog, Wine Journey. He enjoyed 2006 Villa Antinori Toscana , which he described well. Here’s what he had to say about it

My first super tuscan and I liked it. This wine is a blend of Sangiovese (55%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Merlot (15%), and Syrah (5%) and is aged in French, American and Hungarian oak. Full-bodied, Blackberry on the nose with a very soft, velvety palette.

This particular wine is available at our Indianapolis location, as well as in Cincinnati and Columbus. It’s a nice choice, particularly for those who like an Italian wine, as it pairs well with our signature steaks. Wine Spectator awarded the 2006 a score of 90 out of a possible 100, a distinction few wines can claim.

Dhiraj also tried out a Hall Savignon Blanc at his own home, and that particular wine is available at the Eddie Merlot’s in Fort Wayne. It is part of Hall’s Napa Valley collection.

Blogging about wine is a great idea. It makes you pay attention to what you’re drinking, right down to the vintage, and helps you keep tabs on what you liked, and what paired well with different dinners. If you like wine but are still learning about it, this is a great step to take. We recommend picking up a small notebook you can keep with you so you can jot down notes. At Eddie Merlot’s, your servers are knowledgable and will be glad to tell you more about the wine you like if you’d like more details.

A toast to Dhiraj as he continues on his journey getting to know wine – and to all wine lovers. Tell us what wines you like in the comments, and what pairs well with it.


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