Central Valley Merlot

Luis Felipe Edwards

Lot 18 Rapel Valley Merlot

Easy drinking wine. Perfect for breakfast in bed or watching the early news on tv. — 2 days ago

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Maggio

Lodi Merlot

Well balanced, easy drinking, smooth Merlot. Not too astringent and aromas are heavy with red berry and black fruit. Nice dark ruby coloration that's typical of merlot. Oak components are barely noticeable, which makes this very fruity glass enjoyable even to the novice.

Food pairing: italian pasta with marinara
Situation pairing: Dinner date. Maybe ecen one to enjoy on a first date.
— 17 days ago

Edna Valley Vineyard

Central Coast Merlot 2013

A wine we received from our engagement party. Sweet at first, and too the point the rest of the way through. I will definitely revisit! — 11 days ago

Paul Reynolds

Paul Reynolds

I forgot to mention, the smell of this wine is delightful.

Mercer Estates

Merlot 2015

The Mercer Malbec looks dark ruby in the glass. The nose offers some beautiful dark fruit - plums, blackberries and currant - and sticks a lovely dose of French oak in there. A nice, savory hint of black olives lurks in the background. The palate is just as enjoyable, with a fruity focus augmented by peppery spice and cinnamon. This is a wine that will be a hit at the holiday table, no doubt. It's a festive, fun red that can hold its own with the standing rib roast. — 6 days ago

Phil, Mike and 4 others liked this

Franciscan Estate

Napa Valley Merlot 2013

Nice ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of sour cherries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, eucalyptus and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, plums, sweet strawberries, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, vinaigrette, earth, wet leaves, light alcohol, cloves, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Napa Merlot is drinking very nicely now. Showing nice complexity, balance and a great mouthfeel. Enjoyable by itself or with food like BBQ steak. Much spicier than I expected it to be.

Could use a few more years in the bottle to mature and get even better.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins.

Aged for 18 months in small oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.
— 10 days ago

Shay, Severn and 18 others liked this

Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2012

Top notch tastiness with quintessential Merlot notes that I won’t bore you with. What struck me was the pleasing structure as soon as the bottle was open. Could have easily finished the bottle if not for work tomorrow. — 3 days ago

Eric, Severn and 22 others liked this
David From The 504

David From The 504

I feel like wine only contributes to creativity, I say always one more glass and leave no bottle behind !

Emmolo Winery

Napa Valley Merlot 2014

Ron R
9.3

This is very impressive. Rich and sexy with bold tannins. It’s a merlot which presents as a cab. I’m gonna stock up on this. Winemaker is Wagner’s daughter. The estrogen is crushing the testosterone in the family! — 8 days ago

Greg, Shay and 29 others liked this
Weijie Shi

Weijie Shi

This is some serious rich juice. Love it 😍

Duckhorn Vineyards

Estate Grown Block 8 Rector Creek Vineyard Merlot 2002

Wow. Was kind of expecting this to be a bit further down the hill, but what a great surprise. Definitely in the “drink now” category, this is an absolutely classic example of what Duckhorn has done so well over the years: making interesting, layered, terrific merlots. No doubt due in part to attention to detail (check out that 15-year-old cork!), this wine has a degree of liveliness on the palate that I never expected given this wine’s age (and after an hour this is still going strong). I haven’t had a Duckhorn wine from a vintage more recent than a decade ago, but if they’re still making wine like this...wow. — 7 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Eric, Jeffrey and 14 others liked this

Casa Silva

Cuvée Colchagua Merlot

2015 - smooth, good food wine at a great value — a day ago

Hill Family Estate

Beau Terre Vineyard Merlot 2013

13' Hill Family Beau Terre Vineyard Merlot. Wonderful Merlot that's made with 20% Cabernet added to it. This will age very nicely. Going to be even better in two years. -at Hall Family tasting room Napa. — 7 days ago

Shay, Jeff and 29 others liked this