"The Player" Merlot
2012
2011
2010

Life’s too short to settle for second best. Mike Ditka’s storied career, as champion football player, Super Bowl-winning coach, Hall of Famer and media icon, is testament to his inexhaustible pursuit of excellence. Off the field, he’s equally passionate about food & wine, as owner of iconic, award-winning restaurants. This passion inspired Coach Ditka to partner with Terlato Wines to create a portfolio of wines to partner with a variety of foods. “The Player” Merlot is full-bodied and velvety-smooth, and will pair beautifully with grilled or charred beef, lamb or poultry.

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Wine Notes
Color
Ruby red
Aroma
Sour cherry, pepper and aniseed
Taste
Full-bodied, with velvety tannins. Notes of cherry and raspberry are predominant
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
Merlot
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
California
Alcohol: 
13.90%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
N/A
Length/Type of Aging: 
N/A
Bottled Date: 
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Release Date:
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
1,060
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

Life’s too short to settle for second best. Mike Ditka’s storied career, as champion football player, Super Bowl-winning coach, Hall of Famer and media icon, is testament to his inexhaustible pursuit of excellence. Off the field, he’s equally passionate about food & wine, as owner of iconic, award-winning restaurants. This passion inspired Coach Ditka to partner with Terlato Wines to create a portfolio of wines to partner with a variety of foods. “The Player” Merlot is full-bodied and velvety-smooth, and will pair beautifully with grilled or charred beef, lamb or poultry.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Ruby Red
Aroma
Sour cherry, pepper and aniseed
Taste
Full-bodied, with velvety tannins. Notes of cherry and raspberry are predominant.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
89% 
Merlot
11% 
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
California
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
N/A
Length/Type of Aging: 
13 months in barrel
Bottled Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Release Date:
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
1,060
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

Life’s too short to settle for second best. Mike Ditka’s storied career, as champion football player, Super Bowl-winning coach, Hall of Famer and media icon, is testament to his inexhaustible pursuit of excellence. Off the field, he’s equally passionate about food & wine, as owner of iconic, award-winning restaurants. This passion inspired Coach Ditka to partner with Terlato Wines to create a portfolio of wines to partner with a variety of foods. The 2011 “The Player” Merlot is full-bodied and velvety-smooth, and will pair beautifully with grilled or charred beef, lamb or poultry.

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Wine Notes
Color
Ruby Red
Aroma
Cherry, pepper and aniseed
Taste
Full-bodied, with velvety tannins. Notes of cherry and raspberry are predominant
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
89% 
Merlot
11% 
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
California
Alcohol: 
14.30%
Length/Type of Aging: 
13 months in barrel
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML