Merlot Blend

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Merlot 2016

It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

This 6 year old Merlot from Washington State is still drinking very nicely.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish /brick rim.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with nice complexity, and soft tannins on the finish.

Showing blackberries, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, black pepper, dates, earth, cooked plums, raisins, figs and herbs.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. Very tasty and affordable. A good party wine too.

A blend of Merlot with a touch of Syrah.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$16.
— 18 days ago

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Masseto

Toscana Merlot 1999

This is a brilliant wine. Lots of tannins- not completely resolved - thanks a wine has tons of life left. Some barnyard , Dark fruit and a hint of cedar in the nose. Well balanced and a super long finish. A real treat to drink. Boom. — 9 days ago

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Duckhorn Vineyards

Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 1981

41 years to celebrate 41 years. May we all hold up as well as this has. Singing. Just so we’ll put together. — 21 hours ago

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Monticello Vineyards (Corley Family)

Monticello Vineyards Estate Grown Merlot Merlot 2015

Deep plum in the glass with a wide brim. The nose is a bit shy upon opening with just a bit of blueberry and soil at first. With a nice long decant it starts to blossom. Raspberry jam and cherry soda with a hint of vanilla. There’s some figs and herbs with a streak of dark chocolate to boot.

Dare I say it? A Merlot for Cab lovers. But not in the bad way. It’s smooth and warmly pleasant Merlot that really takes the edge off of being a customary Big and Bold Napa red. Smooth and mellow and the alcohol never becomes a problem. The palate is the star here with such lively, lovely fruit along with oak and earthy elements. A definite winner.
— 5 days ago

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DeLille Cellars

D2 Columbia Valley Merlot Blend 2019

This is a tasty Merlot based Bordeaux blend from Washington State.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with a nice mouthfeel.

Showing blue and black fruits with wood, earth, vegetables, spices, herbs, coffee and peppercorn.

Needs time to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

A blend of 60% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.
— 5 days ago

Casey, Shay and 12 others liked this

Hourglass

Blueline Estate Napa Valley Merlot 2015

Great alternative if you don’t want to get crushed with Napa Cab restaurant wine prices. Big fruit, oak, and acid. Still young. — 12 days ago

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Viña de Frannes

Pater Valle de Guadalupe Merlot

Strong Bordeaux blend from Mexico. Haven’t loved the Mexican wines I’ve had in the past but this was fantastic. — 9 days ago

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Baer Winery

Ursa Merlot Blend 2012

PnP. Dark red color with purple tints. Cardamom, cedar, and baking spices on the nose. Same on the palate with some cherries. Decent tannins and alcohol present on the finish. Medium depth. Hot finish. — 10 days ago

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Rocca di Montegrossi

Geremia Toscana Cabernet-Merlot Blend 2016

August 6, 2022. Big, beautiful Bordeaux blend from Tuscany. Decanted 1 hour. Drinking excellent now but will definitely get better. Love this. — a day ago

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Tenuta San Leonardo

Terre di San Leonardo Vigneti delle Dolomiti Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Terre di San Leonardo is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (40%), and Carmenere (10%), run by the Gonzaga family since its inception in 1724. Wine is fermented with ambient yeasts in concrete tanks and 20% is aged in French oak barrels. Ruby with aromas ripe red fruits and florss as k notes. On the palate flavors of rich plum and blackberry with herb, light spice and slight earthy notes. Medium+ finish, fine soft tannins, ending with fruit, floral and earthy mineral character. Tremendous value! — 7 days ago

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