Merlot Sucks?

Merlot has always sucked, and now thanks to the movie Sideways, it’s getting slammed even more. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a well crafted merlot time and again, some of my favorites being, Reguschi, Hartwell, and Pride. But it just isn’t one of those wines you go for first at a restaurant or the wine store. This article to the chronicle hopefully will demystify some of the pretentiousness people have against Merlot. (It doesn’t really suck.);o)