Duckhorn Vineyards

Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2009

2009 Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot

Medium body. Not as structured, firm as I expected. Soft and approachable. A pleasant wine.


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Thomas Cullinan Reserve Merlot 2013

Greg Ballington

Dark ruby red in appearance. Great nose with some greenery, dark berries and a bit of earthiness. Solid tannins (6/10) and medium plus bodied. Great acidity on the palate with some red cherries, currants and minerality. Long finish. Drink till 2026. — 15 days ago

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Rombauer Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2015

Nice dark cherry skin color. Aromas of dark cherry, cranberry and mossy floor. Yum! Loads of red fruit and baking spices that fade away quickly,making you want another sip. — 13 days ago

P, Trixie and 6 others liked this

Robert Keenan Winery

Napa Valley Merlot 2012

Rated this an 89 about a year and a half ago and my rating is unchanged today. Not my choice to open and sorta relied on the person who chose it to finish it off. Mushroom funk like the last time. Muted fruit. Some earthy characteristics but never came to life. Disjointed. Uninspiring. Disappointing as I quite like Keenan wines on a whole. — 9 days ago

Shay, Severn and 21 others liked this


Sonoma County Merlot 2014

Family-owned and operated since 1985, from a small, 30-acre plot of grapes to the present 20 estate vineyards, Don and Rhonda Carano's success is based on their commitment to quality. Tried this about a test ago, consistent notes. Dark fruit aromas with cedar and spice notes. On the palate, Blueberry and Plum flavors, a bit jammy, with espresso and cacao tones. Medium body, soft tannins, nice balance on lingering finish. Great value! — 16 days ago

Matt Trader,, Dawn and 2 others liked this


Napa Valley Merlot 2014

Dark red color, dark cherry skin rim. Aromas of cranberry, cloves and cinnamon. Punch of dark fruit and baking spices, some mossy/wet forest floor on the finish. Needs more time. — 13 days ago

Dawn, Jason and 12 others liked this

Calais Winery

La Cuvee Du Ruisseau Newsom Vineyards Merlot 2016

Outstanding Texas Merlot! When your wife is traveling and you can't open a bottle without her...... Helloooo Coravin! 😂

Delicious Merlot from the Texas High Plains AVA (yes Texas 🇨🇱 has an AVA!) and made by Calais Winery. Owner and Winemaker, Ben, is a mad French scientist when it comes to Texas grapes.

Notes of anise/licorice, rosewater, plum, blueberry, blackberries, and toast.

Aged 22 months in French oak barrels.

@Mark Flesher and @Shay A you both have got me hooked on these Texas Wines! Thank you!! 😀🍷👍
— 19 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Awesome @Stephen Pierron . I have not had the 16. Still need to purchase! Very nice write-up on this wine. The 15 and 14 both seem similar, with the 15 edging the 14 IMO.
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

@Shay A you will have to pay him another visit ... he's going to have some pretty cool stuff come out next year. @Mark Flesher I think his wines will continue to get better and better. Texas weather and climate consistently give him new challenges, so there is a lot more to learn on how to adapt to those conditions. Texas wines still are not my favorite choice, but Calais produces the best representation of Texas Terroir in my opinion. I give Ben a lot of credit for what he is doing and the passion behind it.
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@Stephen Pierron not sure how I have done it, but I have held several of his wines for a few years. If you find yourself in Cowtown, hit me up... 6824789700

Albini Family Vineyards

Unfiltered Russian River Valley Merlot 2015

I waited over a year to revisit this and I am so happy with this decision! This has a beautiful flavor - cherries and plums. I’m really happy with where this is right now. Might have to see if Don has more for sale! — 3 days ago

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Sumac Ridge

Black Sage Vineyard Merlot 2015

A straight up outstanding Canadian red. Bold, dark fruit notes, smooth and well balanced with that softer, more velvety mouthfeel you either love or hate in a Merlot. Prominent cherry, plum and blackberry with a hint of vanilla on the finish. Black Sage by Sumac Ridge in Summerland, BC continues to produce some of my favourite reds. This Merlot is as equally excellent as their Cab Franc. — 15 days ago

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@Shawn Thompson I'll have to give it a try
Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

@P A Cheers! 🍷
Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

@AgeyFixey I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Jason James, the wine maker, is creating some outstanding juice with Merlot, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc and Zin grapes.

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Sonoma County Merlot 2013

I don't normally drink Merlot but when I do I drink with Pride! — 2 days ago

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