Nachos and Merlot!

October is #MerlotMe month. Merlot comes in a variety of expressions and can pair with a wide range of meals, from fancy and elegant to cozy and comforting.

For this sample of Selby Winery Merlot, I paired it with one of our favorite meals. Nachos!

Nachos

Ingredients
1/2 pound ground turkey cooked with a 1/2 package of taco seasoning
1 bag of your favorite chips
1 bell pepper diced
3 plum tomatoes diced
1 onion diced
1 4oz can diced jalapenos
1 8oz bag of shredded Mexican cheese

Directions
1- preheat oven to 500 degrees F
2- on a large pan, place a layer of chips
3- sprinkle with pepper, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos and cheese
4- place in oven until cheese is melted
5- remove from oven and repeat steps 2-5
6- continue with as many layers as you like
7- serve immediately with any toppings you enjoy such as salsa, sour cream or guacamole

2018 Selby Winery Merlot

on the eye: medium ruby
on the nose: medium aromas cola, vanilla, red cherry, red fruit
on the palate: dry, medium acidity, medium tannin, medium alcohol, medium body, medium flavors milk chocolate, raspberry, blueberry and red cherry, medium finish
more info: 14.7% ABV, SRP $24, 94% Orsi Vineyrd Merlot (Dry Creek Valley) 6% Sweetwater Springs Vineyard Cabernet Franc (Russian River Valley), extended maceration for 6 weeks, aged 14 months in 30% New French Oak and American oak, 1600 cases produced, sample