Napa Valley Merlot 2018

Last night's wine I opened the 2018 Chappellet Napa Valley Merlot.

On the nose there was black cherry, blackberry, plum, chocolate, herbaceous notes, cedar and spice.

On the palate are notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, chocolate, french oak, cedar box and an earthiness.

This wine is medium to full bodied with a voluptuous smooth mouthfeel, medium + to high acidity and medium + fine supple tannins that lead into a long juicy dark fruit oak finish. Please stay safe and healthy and enjoy your weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 11 days ago

Brian, Dawn and 16 others liked this

Barnett Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2018

Lovely 2018, great blue and red fruit, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, menthol. — 11 days ago

Ellie K
with Ellie
Douglas, Shay and 9 others liked this


Rosé of Merlot 2016

Very solid Rose. Medium plus depth. Similar to previous notes. — 10 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Ron, Shay and 3 others liked this



A beast of a wine! Needed that extra time in bottle but ready to pop and drink for those of you that have this vintage. Big extraction and flavor that this wine is know for. — 4 days ago

Tom, Daniel P. and 6 others liked this
David L

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Some of my favorite Merlot from the valley
Jeff D.

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No doubt, same here!! 🤜🏻🤛🏻

La Rica


Als ik mij Cluedo nog goed herinner dan is deze dame ‘Scarlet’.
Haar wijn is - net als die van de butler gisteren - gekoeld het lekkerste. Tis dat er Merlot op het etiket staat maar het fruit, de suikers en de beperkte zuren zijn gelijk aan die van gisteren (Tempranillo).
Paired/w secreto (en straks kip en salade).
— 2 days ago

Provenance Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2016

V16. Very good. Decant. Very soft smoked meat nose. Juicy blackberry and black currant fruit. Full, round, chocolate, soft leather and earth finish. Well balanced. — 4 days ago

Duckhorn Vineyards

Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2014

2017 WS wine of the year.

1 hour decant (little cloudy sediment). A striking dark purplish crimson color. On the nose: nice nose of smokey vanilla, cherry cotton candy, spearment, spice, cedar. Taste: smooth full body wine with plum, baking spice, touch of blueberry, slight bitter chocolate, cedar, and a vanilla dry medium plus finish.
— 18 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Paul and 17 others liked this

Ruston Family

Napa Valley Merlot

A big chewy Merlot w red currants, pomegranate, white pepper, some raspberry, black pepper, and a touch of charred oak. Silky tannins. Plenty of room for growth w some years but this is drinking really nicely. — 16 days ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
Ericsson, Tom and 13 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Ridge Vineyards Merlot 2011

Mature and drinking beautifully. — 5 days ago

Douglas, Bob and 2 others liked this

Matanzas Creek Winery

Napa Valley Merlot 2016

Plenty of acidic puckery happening here. Tight and round on the front, a bit fruitier compared to their Bennett Valley, and this one has much more aging potential. — 3 days ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian