Central Valley Merlot

Block No. 45

Monterey Merlot 2017

This is the Monterey Merlot. Plain as plain can be label design. Ruby red with just a hint of rusty color. Flavors are tangy, juicy and complex. This is CA Merlot like it can be made well. Leather, mulberry and just the lightest touch of sweet black licorice. — 13 days ago

John, Sharon and 2 others liked this
John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

I think you have this review tagged to the petite Syrah.
Tree Kilpatrick

Tree Kilpatrick

Yeah they just fixed it. Should be the merlot now…


Columbia Valley Merlot 2019

Very nice. Dark red color. Bold with some French influence. Ample baking spices and alcohol. Surprised it was only 14.4%. Excellent value. — 3 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Tom, Eddie and 5 others liked this

Castello dei Rampolla

Lui Toscana Merlot 2018

100% Merlot. Good evolution compared to my first bottle. Smooth as silk, no sharp edges. — 9 days ago

Jan, Peter and 20 others liked this

Sunstone Vineyards and Winery

Eros Santa Ynez Valley Merlot Blend 2019

Blend of 76% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruit, spice and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and cherry fruits, baking spices and earthy notes. Fine tannins, opened nicely, long finish ending with notes of berry fruits espresso, vanilla and earthy spice. Nice, will age well!! — 17 days ago

Daniel P., Tom and 1 other liked this


Red Hen Vineyard Merlot 2013

Nice with just under 10 years of age. May have guessed something old world blind - perhaps the earthiness and the 13.7% abv. But the fruit is definitely there. Great pairing with pork chops from Kinderhook. — 6 days ago

Lyle, Ira and 1 other liked this

Jonata Winery

Fenix Santa Ynez Valley Merlot Blend 2015

Blend of 65% Merlot / 30% Cab Franc / 5% Petit Verdot. Beautiful fruit, excellent mouthfeel. A little green from the Cab Franc Very elegant and delicious — 15 days ago

Raul, Jonathan and 19 others liked this

Farella Vineyards

Coombsville Merlot 2017

First time trying this Merlot. Dark ruby. Slightly floral, dark red/black fruit, oak, vanilla. Really nicely structured, all the pieces fit really nicely. Could still use a few years to soften these dense chewy tannins, but I bet will be nice after time in the glass. Dark plum, blackberry cobbler, oak, spices. Really drinks very nicely. Nice thick mouthfeel with a good med-long finish. — 2 days ago

Eddie, Eric and 2 others liked this

Hahn Winery

Arroyo Seco Estate Vineyard Merlot 2013

A good merlot from Hahn’s Winery Selection — 15 days ago

New Kent Winery

White Merlot 2019

Consistent favorite, nothing else quite tastes like this. — 23 days ago

Allen Perry
with Allen

Mayacamas Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2019

Picture is of 2019 but we actually had 12, which is in a good place right now.

Mayacamas consistently makes one of my favorite Merlots.

Those intense mountain tannins (yes, even for Merlot!!!) have mellowed out. Such vibrant and pure fruit (dark cherry) balanced by dried herb/balsamic/meaty qualities that are just starting to develop along with a pleasant, fragrant cedar/resin /piney note.

So. Much. Acid.
— 18 days ago

Daniel, vinokeeno and 5 others liked this