Just to nitpick, a French 1957 wine would never be described as "French merlot". French wines are not described by grape variety but by where they come from (area, village, name of the Chateau...). It's changing recently because of the international market requirements, but a 1957 wine would not have been described as Merlot. Merlot is a grape variety mostly used in Bordeaux wines, but Bordeaux wines are often assembly wines with different varieties of grapes. /end nitpick
I enjoyed the COTW, convoluted as always, but as much as I love James Frain I'm not overly excited by the overall arc, so I'm looking towards the next episodes with a bit of skepticism. I hope I'll be proven wrong. I think last season's ending would have been a great serie finale, so this season really needs to up its game and so far I'm a little "meh".