Merlot

Duckhorn Vineyards

Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2014

2017 Wine Spectator #1 wine of the year.

Hour decant(some fine/cloudy sediment). A majestic dark crimson color. On the nose: beautiful notes of cherry, vanilla Graham crackers, floral, mint. Taste: smooth, creamy, balanced wine with a little dark plum, dark chocolate, graphite, pepper, and a medium dry oaky tar finish. YUM! unfortunately my last bottle, though I would drink em if you got em, seems to be at the end of its peak.
— 9 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Rob Brobst III

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Good notes @Tom Garland @Brenda Terzich-Garland I have 3 3000ml bottles. I’m hoping they are still babies at that size!
Tom Garland

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@Rob Brobst III You should be good with the larger size. Even if 750s on the decline they still have some good drinking years left. Cheers!

Gaja

Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2021

Super Tuscan from Gaja. Wine has a dark ruby appearance. Classic red berry aromas with rustic components of leather and wet wood. On the palate it is full bodied, medium alcohol, medium tannins, medium acidity, with a medium red berry finish. Best wine for my Cacio e Pepe. — 12 hours ago

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Flora Springs

Trilogy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2021

Inky in color with a short purplish rim.

Strong nose with black fruits, cedar, licorice, chocolates, light vegetables, wild flowers and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, currants, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, herbs, licorice, dark chocolates, light earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Napa Valley is already delicious.

Rich and engaging. Powerful and dark. Still a little unforgiving. Spicy and fruit forward.

Much earthier on the nose than on the palate. Only after 2.5 hours it balances out, so be patient.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years, and has good potential to become a 94+ point wine. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

I Had a few vintages of this wine and it is very consistent.

Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food. Will pair nicely with a big piece of steak.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec. Grapes were handpicked and aged for 18 months in mostly French oak barrels.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$95.
— 3 days ago

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Flora Springs “Trilogy” is low-key 🔥

Emmolo Winery

Napa Valley Merlot

I always listen to the sommelier, and usually order what they recommend. This was one of those times, and we couldn’t be happier. A monster Merlot, 14.9% ABV, but smooth as silk. Delightful with our prime rib. Here we are in the middle of the Caribbean on the last night of a cruise, enjoying ourselves at a wonderful restaurant, the Cosmopolitan. — 15 days ago

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Masseto

Toscana Merlot 2008

Soft blue and purple fruit, soft tannins, gentle red pepper and light black pepper. Medium bodied. Excellent wine. Lovely color — 18 days ago

Colgin Cellars

IX Estate Napa Valley Red Blend 2005

Open the Bottle night(last Sat of Feb.) and thought I would sacrifice this bottle tonight.

+1 hour decant(chunky/fine sediment). A fabulous dark purplish garnet color with little bricking. On the nose: Intoxicating savory perfumed notes of dark red fruit, forest floor, cigar ash, stewed meat, smoke, soil. Taste: dark cherry/plum, espresso, leather, dark chocolate and a smokey/spiced/earthy long dry finish. YUM! Some slightly kickin still there tannins, but in a good spot for me with time to go at 19 years.
— 2 days ago

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Pahlmeyer

Napa Valley Merlot 2017

Wow! An amazing Merlot. A great wjne to share with friends. — 3 months ago

Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2021

Rich, big for a Merlot and well balanced overall. Can’t go wrong with DH! Good night of wining and eating. Pairs well with a hearty cheese board. — 17 days ago

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Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2020

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. This estate owes its name to Connetable Talbot, the English general & governor of the province of Guyenne who was defeated at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453. Deep Ruby, purple hues, with aromas of black fruits, herb, tobacco and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of plums and black currants with cacao and tobacco spice, on a well balanced frame. Fine tight tannins, long finish ending with fruit, earthy spice and cedar character. Nice! — 7 days ago

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