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Mighty Cuyahoga Merlot


Our fruit-forward and full-bodied Merlot, with rich tannins and luxurious mouthfeel, honors the Cuyahoga River which is the life's blood flowing through our city.

The Cuyahoga River is infamous for when its surface caught fire in 1969, but it has made a remarkable recovery since them. The name "Cuyahoga" is a Native American translation for "crooked river" and it flows both south and north over its 100-mile course, ending at Lake Erie just 30 miles from its headwaters. The Cuyahoga River was the western boundary of the U.S. from 1795 to 1803, and when Moses Cleaveland first arrived at the mouth of the Cuyahoga in 1796, he chose that spot to locate a settlement that became Cleveland, Ohio. 

2023, 2022 and 2021 Ohio Wine Competition Bronze Medal Winner

2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition Bronze Medal Winner

2018 Ohio Wine Competition Bronze Medal Winner

2017 Ohio Wine Competition Silver Medal Winner

Suggested Food Pairings: Full bodied with smooth tannins and flavors and aromas of red berries, plum and chocolate, this wine is great with salmon, soft cheeses like gouda or camembert, shellfish, grilled veal or osso bucco.

Type: Red Wine