Provenance Vineyards

Paras Vineyard Merlot 2003

Nose has plum preserves, ripe raspberry, mahogany shavings, crushed dark chocolate bar, fresh sage, over-ripe cherry, mashed mulberry, dried brown bread and mild stemmy notes.

Palate has blackberry/plum jam, dried blueberry, ripe black currant, (light) baking spice, wet cedar shavings, dehydrated cranberry, dried raspberry, dry potting soil and dark chocolate (high cacao content). Tannins are mild, but subtle, finish is long and satisfying.

Decanted 3h, needs another 3-5h. Future bottles may be 2023-28 without concern. Purchased January 2006.

This Mt. Veeder vineyard was beleived a victim of the 2017 CA Wine Country fires; I'm not fully sure if the damage was limited to just buildings or vines may have also suffered losses.
— 9 hours ago

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Cedar Creek Estate Winery

Okanagan Valley Merlot 2017

This fab bottle was on sale so I thought I would give it a go! Glad I did! Opened up really nicely...second day was even better! Go BC VQA ✌🏻 — 3 days ago

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@Tawnya Walsh Tawnya yes “Go BC VQA” Cheers 🍷🇨🇦

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Vintner Select Cuvée Mountain Top Vineyard Merlot 2003

Still fresh, well structured and balanced. Has more than a few years left. I wish I had another — a day ago

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Ehlers Estate

St. Helena Merlot 2017

Merlot from Ehlers Estate. 2017. This is a short review because this app : delectable , keeps erasing my review! This is the third attempt to review this wine. If you hesitate and take one min to re evaluate the wine, your erased and you have to start over... look for my new reviews on Instagram:
“Winesomelier” if you want to see more detailed reviews. Great merlot!!!! Best Ive ever had. Buy it. Im starting to hate Delectable App!!!!
— 8 days ago

Kimberly, Shay and 16 others liked this

Franciscan Estate

Reserve Napa Valley Merlot 2013

Deep garnet. Blackberry, dried fig, and earthy aromas. Rich, velvety, big. Cherry, black currant, mostly, with some figginess in the background, perhaps? Excellent! — 4 days ago

Lianne, Ilgin and 3 others liked this


Napa Valley Merlot 2014

Last one of these in my cellar. Not much has changed...soft, balanced, lovely. Twomey makes a very nice Merlot, year in and year out. — 4 days ago

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Jeff Orlowski

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No @Matt Duncan I have not. Have had 01, 07 through 09, and 12 through 14. Always good!
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Sounds like we should do a Merlot vertical when the winery reopens!
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@Matt Duncan Sounds great to me! 👍

Long Shadows Wineries

Pedestal Columbia Valley Merlot 2016

Enjoyed at Zoom virtual vertical with Long Shadows owners and winemakers (and over 50 others). Made the wine even better. Small percentages of Cab and Petite Verdot add to the depth and complexity of the over 80% Merlot. Soft tannins, berries and hints of the oak tanks used, leave a lingering finish. This is very approachable now but will continue to improve. — 8 days ago

Scott, Matt and 7 others liked this

Frog's Leap

Rutherford Merlot 2011

Just a gorgeous representation of classic Napa and the beautiful wines from the 2011 vintage, all 🌿, 🌸 and 🌎 elements all wrapped in a core of fruit, texture and brightness. Run, don't walk, if you have this 💎 in your cellar. — 17 hours ago

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Guido Brivio

Bianco Rovere di Uve Ticino Merlot 2018

My first white Merlot, really nice apple character with good acid and mineral too. Great beginning of summer wine, or whatever this season is. — 8 days ago

Dave, Daniel and 5 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tenuta Guado al Tasso Cont'Ugo Bolgheri Merlot 2015

Black cherry, plum, herbs, cedar and vanilla. Medium plus body with supple tannins. — 15 hours ago

Severn, Alex and 2 others liked this