Central Valley Merlot

Herman Walters Family Vine

Estate Grown Lodi Merlot 2016

A very enjoyable Merlot from Lodi. Showing black fruits with chocolate notes, light vegetables, vanilla, licorice, spices and tobacco.

Full bodied and bold with firm tannins and tangy finish.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes) and shows some tannins.

Still young and a bit unbalanced, but already drinking very nicely.

Would age nicely in the next 5 years.

Aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.

15.9% alcohol by volume.

91 points.
— 8 days ago

Daniel P., Ted and 11 others liked this

Cactus Park Wines

Blackburn's Belle Merlot 2017

Slightly sweet and super delicious; jammy berries and barely there tannins .... brightcellars — 10 days ago

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Peju Province Winery

Napa Valley Merlot 2015

It's time for #MerlotThursday. Here's a delightful one.

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, spices, cedar, licorice, vanilla, light vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, spices, earth and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, coke, graphite and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Merlot from Napa Valley. Fruit forward, rich and big, with a great mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows the tannins {90 minutes).

Drinking very nicely now and will be better in the next 5 years.

I had it all by itself. So delicious.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 6 days ago

Daniel P., Shay and 15 others liked this

Running with Scissors

Central Coast Merlot 2014

Soft notes of cherry, smooth finish. — 18 hours ago

Dick, David and 12 others liked this


The name is hilarious- "running with scissors ".😄
Sharon B

Sharon B

@Trixie i know! LOL
Sharon B

Sharon B

@P A thanks!

Edna Valley Vineyard

Central Coast Merlot 2016

Birthday wine, pairs great w steak — 4 days ago

Tulip Winery

Just Upper Galilee Merlot 2016

Post-show bev. Goes down easy. It’s that hint o’ green that keeps it flowing. Not too tannic, not too much of anything—which is to say there is enough. Totally pleasant. It’s like watching Sesame Street as an adult. Won’t challenge your brain but will be pleasant and give you, if not the warm fuzzies then at least a bit of alcohol-induced warmth. If I needed four glasses at a Seder I could. Oh wait you wanted real notes? If you didn’t stop reading now.
WSET-ish style:
Eye: medium ruby, thick tears Nose: cherries, huckleberries, a hint of asphalt and a lick of arugula. Palate: dry, medium acid, medium minus tannins, high abv, medium body and flavor intensity, cherry cordial, blueberry pancakes (no maple but vanilla tinged, green pepper, green...apple? Is that a Granny Smith in my merlot? May be. Medium finish.
— 10 days ago

David, Severn and 9 others liked this

Gnarly Head

Central Coast Merlot

Lush, velvety tannins frame rich black cherry, blackberry,ripe plum, sweet herbs and a hint of spice. — 4 days ago

Dynamite Vineyards

Central Coast Merlot 2015

Tastes like a more expensive wine than it is - great value and complexity, spice for $5 — 4 days ago


Valle Central Merlot 2018

Light red. Smooth tasting. — 4 days ago

Antoinette Martin

Antoinette Martin

Your score is wrong 9.0

Castello di Ama

l'Apparita Toscana Merlot 2013

The nose of this wine and the palate of this wine are mismatched. The nose is smoky fig, oak heavy with some leather characteristics. The palate of this wine is black and purple primarily, very sweet, unlike the more aged nose. 100% merlot from Toscana, opened by Joe. Finishes soft. Good structure. I believe that this one is going to hold on for the next 10 years easily. Be in no rush! Nice structure. — 4 days ago

Bryan, P and 18 others liked this