Napa Valley Merlot

Seavey Vineyard

Napa Valley Merlot 2005

Double decant and pour (decent sediment). A formidable dark garnet color with some bricking. On the nose: very aromatic nose of dark plum, green vegi, leather, sandlewood, menthol, wet forest floor. Taste: soft, rich, medium body wine with dark plum, tobacco, smoke, minerals, and a very dry spicy minty mocha medium plus finish. — 8 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Brenda, Hugh and 17 others liked this

Rutherford Hill

Napa Valley Merlot 2015

Plush and rich Merlot. Quite powerful and high in tannins. Aromas and flavors of dark plums and black fruits. Hints of leather, oak, baking spices, black licorice and grilled herbs. Long and velvety finish. — 19 days ago

Paul, Mike and 1 other liked this

Domaine La Due

Napa Valley Merlot 2001

JKT
9.0

Deep garnet color and a complex and attractive nose of ripe dark fruits and earthy notes. Firm texture and somewhat unexpected acidity and good finish. Good AA 10 — 11 hours ago

Jackie

Napa Valley Merlot 2018

Very delicious Merlot. I really need to drink more Merlot. Not a big bold wine at all, perfect with a meal or just by itself. — 14 hours ago

Dawn, Severn and 10 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Gourmet dining! Looks delicious! Cheers!🍷

Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Merlot 2017

I have always been a fan of Stags’ Merlot. Subtle tannins, juicy fruit, great acidity. The 17 vintage fits right in. And with a sale at Cosco for 20 bucks I am buying a case ASAP. — 14 days ago

Daniel, Alex and 4 others liked this

Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2017

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, blackberry, currant, vanilla and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins. — 16 days ago

LM, Alex and 8 others liked this

Duckhorn Vineyards

Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot 1996

Tasting of nine 1996 Cabernets, Merlots and Bordeaux blends from California, Bordeaux and Australia. Well, this one actually was my favorite and yes, it was way before they sold. Elegant, aged cedar notes. — 22 days ago

Eric, Juan and 16 others liked this

Arietta

Hudson Vineyards Merlot 2015

Wry pleasant - deep and weighty - awesome colour of dark burgundy red - well balanced with a long finish. Nice. — 7 hours ago

David Stein
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LM, Alex and 1 other liked this

Erba Mountainside Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2004

Wow. You’d never know this was a Merlot. Mushroom, red currants, and a touch of plum at PnP. After 2 hrs open it starts hitting its stride. Dark chocolate, white and black pepper, some leather, and a touch of allspice. Becomes a bold red in a way that doesn’t match the label. It’s an 04 that still has legs. — 14 days ago

Heather Dillaway
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Severn, Shay and 11 others liked this
Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Hard not to be—this stuff is delicious!
Shay A

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Their fruit is picking up in notoriety as Adversity Cellars is now utilizing quite a bit.
Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

I love Erba Merlot

Frank Fredericks Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Frank Fredericks Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, California

It's time for my
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous one from Napa.

Dark ruby in color with a nice brick rim. Pretty color.

Strong nose of blueberries, black cherries, black plums, earth, oak, light vanilla, licorice, peppercorn, tobacco, chocolates, spices and graphite.

Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with black plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, tobacco, light green vegetables and herbs.

Nice tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity, especially on the nose, with a nice and easy mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. I gave it 3 hours to open up. As it opens up, it becomes spicier with more earthy notes.

Still young, but already enjoyable even by itself. A new world wine with a touch of Bordeaux. Very interesting.

Would benefit from 5 to 10 years of bottle time, and will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.

A good quality wine that shows good potential to become a 95+ point wine.

Paired very nicely with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon,
2% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot. Aged in new French oak for 27 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$275 (upon release).
— a day ago

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