The Boeger Estate Merlot is the dark horse of the winery. The variety is often underplayed by the assumption of Merlot’s quality from the popular movie, Sideways. However, our Merlot has been served in the White House on more than one occasion and continues to be a staple to our wine portfolio. The name Merlot is derived from the French word “merle” referring to a blackbird. This could be from the dark sleek blue and black color of the grapes. Being the most planted variety in Bordeaux, France, we are proud to produce it to this day.