Napa Valley Merlot

Theorem Vineyards

Diamond Mountain District Merlot 2017

Shay A
9.3

Thanksgiving wine number two. A total baby, but wanted to check in on it since it’s the first vintage for merlot from the Theorem team (and I love their other wines). Toes the line between being a “cab lovers merlot” and a classic merlot. Dusty, baked mixed berry pie, high percentage dark chocolate, violets and cedar on the nose. Due to its age, oak plays a big role up front but softens toward the middle and finish. The fruit, mainly red and black, is underripe and tart...black cherries, dark plums, currant, dates and a dash of baking spices. Benefitted nicely from a decant. — 12 days ago

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Oh...BTW...I closed out last night w/ your other options. Bloody marvelous!!! 🍷👍
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are they on DIAMOND MT? or is it bought fruit?
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@Joshua Fisher : They are on Diamond, just a short walk from The Vineyardist winery is located. Theorem’s merlot, Voir Dire Cab and Hawk’s Prey red are all estate fruit. They also introduced a Sauv Blanc and a chard this year but those two wines are solely purchased fruit from Moon Mountain.

Le Chanceux

Mélange Red Wine 2015

Dark ruby/ Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

Great nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, dried fruits, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, cola and black pepper.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, earth, coffee, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up ( 30 minutes).

Still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly, but already delicious. I would love to revisit this in 5 years.

A great sipping wine to have all by itself. Tasty, tangy and delicious. powerful, yet elegant.

A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Cabernet Franc and 4% Syrah. Fermented in (50%) New French Oak barrels. A small production of only 45 cases.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$59.
— 8 days ago

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Forthright Winery

Oak Knoll District Merlot 2014

Viscous oil, layered and earthy with a hidden pop of lavender and blueberries. Should age well. — 16 hours ago

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Nickel & Nickel

Suscol Ranch Merlot 2015

Full body, smooth, sort, mildly dry. Lots of plums and blueberries. Very nice. — 9 days ago

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Venge Vineyards

Oakville Estate Vineyard Merlot 2013

The nose sells this. Worth every penny. — 6 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

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Had the 14, that one was too sweet. Maybe it needed air🤷🏼‍♂️
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Purchase it for sub 40. Don’t think you would enjoy this @Paul T- Huntington Beach
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I loved the Sangiovese they had from Penny Lane vineyard, but scouts honor and the 14 Merlot we sweet for my liking

Seavey Vineyard

Estate Bottled Merlot 2004

Rusty black cherries. Love it! — 11 days ago

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Cheers David. Credit for the background goes 100% to my wife lol.
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Beautiful!
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Big fan of their wines with age!

Pahlmeyer

Napa Valley Merlot 2012

Dark garnet in color. Heady scents of bay leaf, red plum, and tobacco. Mid-palate of dark chocolate, raspberry, and a hint of graphite. Long, plush finish — 18 days ago

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Ehlers Estate

St. Helena Merlot 2013

Last had one of these just over a year ago. As I remembered it...bold, smooth, loaded with blackberries, blueberries, and plums. Very good! — 17 days ago

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Beringer Vineyards

Estate Bottled Bancroft Ranch Vineyard Merlot 1992

Palmer Emmitt
9.3

In a beautiful place right now. Showing age but elegantly so - the tannins completely resolved, the fruit stingingly present but starting to dry, the tertiary flavors just barely peeking their head above ground. — 20 days ago

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Darioush

Signature Napa Valley Merlot 2004

A great Merlot that matured well and could probably gone ten more years if not more. Opened nicely through the evening. — 10 days ago