Central Valley Merlot

Veritas Vineyard

Mousseux Methode Traditionnelle Monticello Merlot

May be a hint of cab franc in there. Retains beautiful floral aspects throughout. Zippy red fruit, honeydew melon, and orange peel along side wet gravel and angel food cake. Finishes very dry with lifted acidity. Perfect summertime sparkly from a stunning estate. Celebrating my Fiancée finding her wedding dress tonight! Cheers!
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— 3 days ago

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The Prisoner Wine Company

Thorn Napa Valley Merlot 2013

It's Thursday and it is time for #MerlotThursday! This time, a wonderful one from Napa Valley.

Dark purple in color with a short purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, peppermint, light coffee, mocha, tobacco and black pepper.

Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with cherries, strawberry pie, licorice, cloves, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins, tangy raspberries and light medicine.

This is another wonderful wine from the Prisoner wine Company. This Napa Valley Merlot is well-balanced with nice complexity and mouthfeel. Bold, rich and juicy, with mellow tannins and a tangy long finish.


This 5-year old is peaking now and will drink nicely in the next 5 years.
Needs an hour to open up properly. I used the Vspin for 5 minutes.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

91 points Wine Spectator.

A blend of 77% Merlot and the rest is Syrah and Malbec. Great vintage and a delicious wine.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$40.
— 8 days ago

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Sounds lovely

Paisajes des los Andes

Merlot 2015

Chocolate, red fruit, spice — 4 days ago

Tobin James

Made In The Shade Paso Robles Merlot 2013

Jesse Pender
9.0

Really enjoyed this wine. Best Merlot I have had in a while. — 19 hours ago

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Odfjell

Armador Estate Selection Maipo Valley Merlot

Not as sweet as other Merlots, lots of legs, a bit acidic in mouth, toó strong to drink without food — 12 days ago

Long Shadows Wineries

Pedestal Columbia Valley Merlot 2007

One of the best takes on Merlot I’ve had, certainly the best Washington version and my first Long Shadows wine. In a perfect window but this had plenty of stuffing to go another 10. Looked up the winemaker notes and they are spot on: Wonderful intensity of fruit, with a vivid array of black currant, cocoa, violet and smoky aromas that lead to a full-bodied mid-palate marked by ripe blackberry flavors. Rich and complex, yet pure and focused, with supple tannins that provide a silky and prolonged finish.

Really, really good. 😃

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@Michael Mathews stoking the 🔥
— 6 days ago

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@Kirk Feyereisen Nice review Cheers 🍷
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That’s an awesome looking “fire pit”!!

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Isosceles Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

I don’t like Justin’s Isoceles blend - it lacks the character of a cal wine. Kinda indescribable as a wine really. — 5 days ago

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Skipped due to that.

Santa Ema

Gran Reserva Valle del Maipo Merlot 2013

V13. Very nice wine. Herbal and cedar nose. Blueberry and blackberry fruit. Soft, green peppercorn mocha and leather finish. Well balanced, nice food wine. — 15 days ago

Switch Back

Merlot 2002

David T
9.3

On the nose, ripe, lush, rich; blackberries, dark cherries, plum, blueberries, olallieberries, black raspberries & strawberries on the glass edges, mixed berry cola, black licorice, vanilla, mocha & dark chocolate, liqueur notes, slight alcohol burn, crush dry rocks, saddle-wood, dry brown top soil/clay, rich, moist, black soil and candied red florals with very fragrant violets.

The body is full, lush and ruby. Tannins are round, velvety and slightly dusty. The fruits are candied and super ripe (perhaps a touch overripe); blackberries, dark cherries, plum, blueberries, olallieberries, black raspberries & strawberries on the glass edges, mixed berry cola, black licorice, sweet tarry notes, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, mocha & dark chocolate, lots of caramel, liqueur notes, just a touch of alcohol burn (14.8%), dark spice with heat that lifts off the palate, crush dry rocks, saddle-wood, dry brown top soil/clay, rich, moist, black soil and candied red florals with very fragrant violets. The structure, length, tension and balance are harmonious...right at their peak. Acidity is perfect. The long, rich, ripe, ruby, lush, velvety, elegant finish is spectacular and lasts minutes.

There is still plenty of life ahead for their 02 Merlot. Another 5 years and perhaps a little more.

Photos of, the gate entrance to Switchback Ride, Kelly Peterson, Managing Partner and Switchback Estate vines.
— 6 days ago

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Wines built like tanks. One of my favorite Cali merlots.
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@Eric Shanks A couple of flaws but, otherwise singing & dancing on the palate. Cheers! 🍷

Concha y Toro

Frontera Central Valley Merlot

If you like merlot, this is the best price performance product, fruity taste. — a year ago