The Callaway 1997 Merlot is soft, supple and full of blackberry fruit flavors. This vintage is full to medium bodied, dark and lush with complex aromas and flavors. The addition of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc to the blend imparts additional layers of elegant complexity. This vintage pairs beautifully with pasta, roasted and grilled meats or aged cheeses. Try this wine with hamburgers hot off the barbecue.