the hatch 2019 Merle
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the hatch 2019 Merle

the hatch


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the taste

Once again, this bearded hobo hillbilly king brings depth & majesty to Merlot. Like Black-Birds carrying Black-Berries, Blue-Berry Pie filling & Black Licorice/Anise to your glass, singing songs of the most luscious & aromatic nature. Supported by, but not overwhelmed by,27 months in mostly Neutral Oak. This Hillbilly went to HOLLYWOOD, for certain.

the story

Meet Merle! We say. How could I meet a man I do not know? You ask. The proverbial dilemma: when does a stranger become an acquaintance, and an acquaintance a friend? To better acquaint ourselves perhaps we begin with the origins. Merle was born out of a displaced collection of some pretty killer Merlot. We knew this merlot had to become something special, thus enter Paul, the artist. Paul created this incredible piece inspired by the supposed origin of the word Merlot. The well-known grape took its name from the French word for blackbirds (Merle, AKA Oiseau Noir) as Merlot is their favourite grape to steal. Thus, Merle was born; our Merlot thief. Although a thief, he’s a friendly one, and we think Merle should be your friend.