Merlot Blend

Achával-Ferrer

Mendoza Merlot 2018

Great Value! A 6 region blend, deep Ruby with aromas of dark red fruits, spice and dried herbal and floral notes. On the palate flavors of blueberry and blackberry with licorice and pepper oak. Fine grainy tannins, lively acidity, medium(+) finish ending with fruit, subtle oak and savory spice. Nice!! — 7 days ago

Juan, Jason and 3 others liked this

Baer Winery

Ursa Merlot Blend 2012

1hr+ decant. Dark red, almost purple color. I wavered across the spectrum on this from 92 to 95. Strengths = Bordeaux like nose with cherries and cedar, silky texture, refined flavor on the palate. Opportunities = medium minus depth, very short finish, was expecting more fruit. 92.5 and rounding up. Torn on if it needs more or less air. — 10 days ago

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Eddie, Tom and 3 others liked this

Del Dotto Vineyards

Napa Valley Cave Blend 2017

2017 vintage. Not my particular style but still well made and delicious. — 17 days ago

Bob, Mike and 11 others liked this

Mullan Road Cellars

Columbia Valley Red Blend 2012

Deep Ruby red, with aromas of dark fruit and spice. On the palate, the blend of 51% Cab Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and 12% Cab Franc, flavors of blackberry and plum with notes of cacao and gentle smoky/toasty oak. The wine spent 16 months in 40% new French and American oak. Full bodied, nice balance and well integrated soft tannins. Tasting well now and will continue to age. Very nice! — 5 days ago

Paul, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Margalit

Kadita Merlot 2004

I’ve been wanting to try a wine from Margalit for ages. For those that don’t know (and you probably don’t), Margalit Winery (in Israel) was founded by Dr Yair Margalit, a former physical chemist, who took a very science based approach to winemaking. He’s the author of several very geeky wine books that are used in wine education. This wine is an absolute stunner and did not disappoint. The finesse of St Emilion grand cru with the power of Napa. Even at 18 years of age this has plenty of life left in it. Soft velvety tannins, plums, and a long finish. This wine has a cool story but the experience lives up to it in every way. — 3 days ago

Tom, Paul and 10 others liked this

Nickel & Nickel

Bear Flat Oak Knoll District Merlot 2014

Dark purple color. Aromas of dark cherry, plum, vanilla, violet and roasted red pepper. Bright and juicy red fruit along with that prevalent vanilla on the pallet. Hints of black olives and herbs. Nice mouth watering acidity. Smooth tannins. Just a touch of sour red fruit on the finish. Quite plush, savory, complex and interesting. — 4 days ago

Daniel, Paul and 1 other liked this

Ghost Cellars

Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

This is a young Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from Paso Robles.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with red and black fruits, light oak, spices, chocolates, coffee, licorice, earth, eucalyptus, herbs, light vegetables, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Nice tangy finish with fine grained tannins.

Showing nice complexity already. Spicy and interesting.

Needs an hour to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too. Will be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

Good by itself or with food, and paired very nicely with the Brie cheese.

13.4% alcohol by volume.

91 points.
— 4 days ago

Severn, Bob and 13 others liked this

Benhaim

Tradition Merlot 2003

It is time for a delicious Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

A beautiful color of ruby /brick with a wide brick rim.

Complex nose of earth, light oak, spices, wet leaves, cherries, currants, light plums, coffee, chocolates, tobacco and black pepper. Smells like you walk into a cave.

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

Dry on the palate with cooked cherries, raspberries, black plums, oak, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, black tea, wet leaves and herbs.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Merlot from Israel. Drinking beautifully right out of the bottle. Showing great complexity and a wonderful mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Changes every 15 minutes in the glass. Tannins tame a bit after 45 minutes of airtime.

Feels like a 25 year old Bordeaux. Delicious. Tasty and elegant. Really enjoyable and very unique.

This 19 year old is so rare, that there are only a handful left in private cellars. It's an honor to be able to try it at this point.

I paired it with cheeses and green olives.

100% Merlot grapes were aged for 14 months in French and American oak barrels. Kosher and not Mevushal.

13.2% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

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— 13 days ago

Brandon, Alex and 10 others liked this

Château Clarisse

Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion Merlot Cabernet Franc Blend 2014

2014 vintage. This is so impressive with an incredible perfume of truffle and red fruit. Very elegant and precise with layers of fruit and subtle spices, energetic acidity and a long mineral finish. This estate has fine terroir and the owners are determined to show it. Grab this one by the case if you can! Abv. 13,5 %. — 3 days ago

Brian, Hermes and 3 others liked this

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Vintner Select Cuvée Mountain Top Vineyard Merlot 2006

Decadent. This is practically a dessert wine. The finish is short which I would fault me for leaving it so many years. 15 yr old Merlot? Nice job Pride. — 4 days ago

Sharon, Paul and 9 others liked this