Central Valley Merlot

Estancia

Paso Robles Merlot 2017

A muscular wine of enticing bramble berries, plums, and red cherries with a rustic, lingering finish. Perfect to pair with roast chicken or Mediterranean style lamb burgers — a month ago

William Hill Estate Winery

Central Coast Merlot 2017

Favorite everyday merlot. 9 left — 13 days ago

Artiste Winery

Rafael Santa Barbara County Malbec Blend

Pencil shavings on nose. Full body. Dry, peppery, dark red fruit, anise. — 12 days ago

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Cono Sur

Reserva Especial Valley Collection Valle de Colchagua Merlot 2011

이마트 트레이더스에서 17000원에 구입, 밸런스 좋고 향 좋고, 병 오픈 후 바로먹기 좋은 와인!! 굿~~♡ — 21 days ago

Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2017

Here is a beautiful Merlot for #MerlotThursday.

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Strong fruity nose with black plums, black currants, coffee, cedar, vanilla, leather, earth, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, dark chocolates, coke, tobacco and alcohol.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, bitter herbs, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with medium tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Napa Merlot is always enjoyable, although very young. Needs 5 years in the bottle to mature properly.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (2 hours).

Tangy, spicy and tasty. Nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. A nice sipping wine.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a beef burger and fries.

A blend of 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 0.5% Malbec. Aged for 15 months in 40% new French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$45.
— 8 days ago

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Duckhorn Merlot is a benchmark wine.

Cactus Park Wines

Blackburn's Belle Merlot 2015

Light & fruity. Super drinkable. — 14 days ago

Vie di Romans

Maurus Merlot 2014

Not a fair tasting since we had this one as second one while it should have been the first. Wonderfull nose but too much acidity due to the bolder Lebanese we had before — 10 days ago

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Viña Requingua

Toro D'Oro Reserva Merlot 2017

Quite good with grandma's lasagna — 7 days ago

Hourglass

Blueline Estate Merlot 2017

Shay A
9.3

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

We returned to Hourglass after our visit in 2018 as the wines are just so enjoyable, but the tasting cave may be one of the coolest spots to enjoy a glass of wine.

Consistently a top merlot for me. This vintage shows a slightly darker profile with added savory notes. Still mainly black cherry with baking spices, coffee beans and cherry tobacco leaves up front, but it turns spice and cinnamon driven with currant, plum and dark cocoa toward the finish.
— 5 days ago

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Marilyn Wines

Napa Valley Merlot 2008

Fruit forwardly berry. Like diving into a pool with a cranberry and raspberry splash! Baking spice. Supple tannins on the short warm finish. Soft and satisfying... A kiss from Marilyn herself. — 9 days ago

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Dennis P.

Dennis P.

@Kristin the Wine Girl I've had the 2016 vintage, also enjoyable.