Rick has a very soft spot for blackbirds. It happens to be one of those bizarre Liberator coincidences that Episode 24 should coincide with the title. Allow Rick to explain….
Merlau in Occitan or Le Merle noir is French for blackbird.
Merlau… (Merlot) makes a black and excellent wine and is productive in a good soil.
This Merlot from 2009 is mature, ripe and delicious.