Ramey Wine Cellars

Claret Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Ramey’s interpretation of #claret is quite interesting. After 9 years of bottle time it’s aged more than expected. Stewed plum, quite faint dark fruit on the nose. Prominent acidity on palate, primary fruit exited stage left, some sherry notes but still noticeable tannins. 68% #cabernetsauvignon, 18% #merlot, 6% #syrah, 4% #malbec, 4% #petitverdot — 2 months ago

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Chateau Ste. Michelle

Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot 2014

Delightfully unexpected savory aged #merlot from #columbiavalley . 8 years of bottle age uncorked reveal a decidedly meaty earthy wine that I would expect from Right Bank of Bordeaux. Cured meat, graphite, black pepper, muted purple fruit on the nose. Lighter acidity on palate entry, muted fruit, peppery spice and grippy tannins on the finish. Interesting boutique Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot from a big Washington producer. — a year ago

Domaine Antoine Bovard

Epesses Doral 2021

Mary H

Swiss #merlot. Strawberries, strawberry tart, medium tannin — a year ago

Familia Conesa

Finca La Sabina Crianza Merlot


Incredible #merlot from #spain One of the best of this varietal I’ve had from Spain. — 6 months ago

Aravind, Doug and 2 others liked this

Robert Mondavi Winery

The Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

It’s great to see the historic and influential Robert Mondavi Winery return to excellence. Napa Bordeaux blend with 85% #cabernetsauvignon 6% #cabernetfranc 6% #petitverdot 2% #malbec 1% #merlot. This wine shines with generous decanting. Elegant, memorable ripe bramble fruit and black plum, sweet baking spices on the nose. Juicy tartness underlays a bold wave of fruit on the palate with silken tannins on the finish. I definitely plan on laying down my other bottle for at least half a decade. #oakville — 8 months ago

Bob, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Merlot 2018

Chalky grape and balsa, blackberry, and plum nose with soft smoke and jasmine with a sweet petrol gloss. Soft mouthfeel turns bing cherry and underripe blueberries bordering green. Chewy. Big fruit tannins. A spicy pepper that always turns piquant-fruit. Young in every way, would love to see this chrysalis emerge.

#lajotavineyardco #laJotahowellmountainestate #lajota #howellmountain #merlot #napa #napavalley
— a year ago

Severn, Sharon and 2 others liked this

Cellers Grifoll-Declara

Predicat Priorat Red Blend 1890

Such a crushable #priorat - bramble fruit, warming spiced plum compote, wet stone nose. 45% #carignan; 45% #grenache; 10% #merlot with 9 months in French Oak. Delicious balanced palate with a beam of dark fruit, bright frame and rounded tannins on the finish. After a week in the wine fridge with a vacuum cork, the last glass only had a whiff of raisiny notes which speaks to a wine with longevity. Exceedingly strong QPR #costcowine. — 8 months ago

Viñas del Vero

Reserva Gran Vos Somontano Red Blend 1995


Lovely #cabernetsauvignon with a pinch of #merlot that is aging beautifully. #somontano — a year ago

Jose, Bob and 7 others liked this

Cantine Bonacchi

Badesco Toscano Sangiovese Blend 2018

Aroma speaks to that distinct #toscana wild-cherry, earthy-forest floor thing with a hint of spice. Palate presents with slightly syrupy sweet & sour cherry fruit, sweet tobacco and a spicy finish. 60% #sangiovese 20% #merlot 20% #cabernetsauvignon - nicely balanced, quaffable Super Tuscan blend. — a year ago