You can see from the Red Rex flavor profile drawing that the Merlot flavors are all up front, with a short narrow finish. At its simplest, it is like a balloon with a string, lots of nose and promise up front then fading quickly. By blending the varietals we have achieved a complex Merlot with a greater finish. The varietals are carefully sorted, fermented separately in a clean, well-fed and well-managed yeast environment in order to assure the wine is clean (www.cleanwine.info). The varietals are barreled and aged separately for 2 years. The varietals are then blended by taste, and then barrel aged for another year, to achieve a Merlot with greater depth of flavor, more character, and a longer finish. It is a perfect cocktail wine and pairs well with medium bodied foods.