Mantra Wines

Palm Reader Proprietary Blend 2016

.@mantrawine Deep, rich, dark fruit, boysenberry, plum, tobacco, spice. Delicious! Available now at the #Danville @costco for under $20!!! A blend of #Zinfandel, #CabSauv, #Syrah, and #Merlot — 3 months ago

Gundlach Bundschu

Mountain Cuvée Sonoma County Red Blend 2016


A solid 9. Lovely #cabernertsauvignon notes and then smooth #merlot flavors on the palate. #sonoma — 5 months ago

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Aspire Merlot Blend 2013

Aromas of vanilla extract, cedar, caramel and cherries. Palette was rounded with pepper spice, cherry, chocolate, plums and cedar. Merlot dominant wine (blended with Cab Sav and Syrah). High acidity, tannins felt a bit astringent. A good red considering the region. Surprising find. #merlot #canadianwine — 5 months ago

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Ancient Peaks

Paso Robles Merlot 2016

If I tasted this blind I could have sworn it was a Bordeaux. This #pasorobles #merlot is special - laid back fruit, pronounced acidity, earthy spice with some coffee, pepper and a faint bit of licorice. Nice wine if you’re like me and really prefer the Old World style. — 6 months ago

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I love the terroir there. Great wines.

Cirulli family

Romaeus Rosso Lazio Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

This wine needs a LONG time to open up. The #cabernet #merlot blend greets you with egregious fruit and vanilla without any tannins for structure nor acidity for balance. After a full day in the wine fridge, it came alive with acidity, that vanilla receding to the background and some decent layers of flavor. I suspect the other bad reviews just gave up on the wine after uncorking. — 3 months ago

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Tua Rita

Rosso dei Notri SuperTuscan Blend 2016

Greg Ballington

Reminiscing about this amazing value Super Tuscan we had at Officina last week during restaurant week in DC.
2016 Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri
Maremma, Tuscany, Italy
Restaurant week at Officina and a perfect wine for our three course meal. Thank you Natalie for the recommendation. Deep ruby red in appearance. Took some time to open up on the nose but showed layers of mocha, floral, touch of minerals, blue and black fruits and spices. Medium tannins (5.5/10) with balanced acidity and a medium plus body. Plush Merlot definitely comes through in the mid palate with black currants, black cherries, chocolate, espresso and a touch of earthiness. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2023.
Crazy good wine for only $60.00 on a wine list. Made up of 50% Sangiovese with the remainder made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, making this a true Super Tuscan Blend. All the Sangiovese is aged in stainless steel while the rest are aged in barriques. This wine is from an area in the southern part of Tuscany called Maremma, more specifically Upper Maremma in the Colline Metallifare zone. Need to find some more of this IGT. Label is designed by Raffaele De Rosa.
91 MD Points
$ - Purchased off the wine list at Officina in DC for $60.00. Retail price is $17.99 at MacArthur’s Beverages.
#tastingnotetuesday #TNT #redwine #supertuscan #tuarita #rossodeinotri #sangiovese #merlot #cabernetsauvignon #restaurantweek #syrah #wine #wines #michelinstar #italy #italianwine #winelover #winelovers #winerylovers #winegasm #wineporn #winestagram #winesofinstagram #winedinner #91MDPoints #MillennialDrinkers
— 5 months ago

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James Cahill

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I’m a big officina fan!
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@James Cahill love than place, food is phenomenal. We need to grab drinks sometime soon!
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Absolutely, let’s do that.

Famille Fezas Domaine Chiroulet

Grande Réserve Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne Tannat-Merlot Blend 2011

Vintage 2011 / a blend of grapes that is not very common: #merlot and #tannat. after some aeration: a shy smell with spicyness, tastes velvety but also not very easy, stubborn. A hard to get wine. Paired it with fried duck brest. #côtesdegascogne — 5 months ago

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Swanson Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2016

Pretty solid restaurant list #merlot blend. I wasn’t thrilled with the big vanilla load up front but it has some nice acidity and depth with soft tannins on the finish. The winemaker blended in some Cab Franc and Cabernet which yielded a touch of spice and interest - paired well with a NY strip steak and peppercorn sauce. — 5 months ago

Tenuta Alzatura

Montefalco Rosso 2015

Vintage 2015 / wine from #umbria central #italy with the unusual blend of #sangiovese #sagrantino and #merlot (on barrel). It was quite harsh in bitters/aftertaste immediately after opening, tannins also. But when it had aeration the wine softened and even shows frivolousness 🙃 Beautiful strawberries in smell, smooth taste. I liked this transformation. Awesome PRQ. I presume it will even gets better within a few years. — 5 months ago

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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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— 6 months ago

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