Crown Block

Wine Review of Darcie Kent “Crown Block” Merlot 2008

Grape 100% Merlot   Facts Merlot is believed to have received its name from an old French word meaning “young blackbird”. (Merle is the French word for several kinds of birds). Two components link the Merlot grape with blackbirds, the first being the grape’s dark blue color, and the second being the bird’s liking for the grape. The earliest recorded mention of the Merlot grape was in 1784, but the French were obviously growing it…

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