Perhaps we were destined to make this particular wine. Tracing the Amigoni family tree from Italy, we found Grandmother Amigoni, who immigrated through Ellis Island in 1921, was listed on the books by her maiden name, Merlo. It was pronounced just like the wine in this bottle. So, with this, we honor our grandmother. This Merlot is full-bodied and bold with aromas of plum and dried fig. It is fruit-forward with flavors of cherry and blueberry and a nice tannin backbone that will allow for longer aging. It was aged in Missouri oak barrels for 14 months before it was bottled. Serve this with steak, braised short ribs or pork tenderloin.