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Sommos

Colección Somontano Merlot 2016

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Solid #newworld #merlot from #spain from #somontano it has a purity of fruit and is so purely Merlot. It is delicious and we drank the whole bottle in a sitting and wanted more and is very reasonable for the price #winesfromspain — 3 days ago

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Ella Valley

Vineyard's Choice Red Blend 32/35 2012

Ella Valley Vineyards Vineyard's Choice 32/35 2012, Israel 95

Time for some
#Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a great Merlot blend from Israel.

Deep purple in color with a wide reddish rim.

Pretty nose of blackberries, sweet plums, dried figs, raisins, vanilla, cinnamon, sweet oak, spices, chocolates, black pepper, mocha, coffee, milk chocolates and tobacco.

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

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, toasted cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, earth, mocha, coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a wonderful Red Blend from Israel. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel. Rich and extracted, yet elegant. Resembles a good quality Napa Bordeaux blend.

This 8 year old is peaking now and will be good in the next few years. I had it before, as a 5 year old, and this time it's so much better.

This is a big red wine, with teeth staining color. Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the tannins.

Thank you Sean for sharing this wonderful wine with me. This is a delicious wine to have with friends.

Enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 17 months in oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$50.
— 2 months ago

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Galius

Saint Èmilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

It is time for some #merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a very enjoyable one from Bordeaux.

Dark ruby in color with a cloudy reddish rim.

Fruity nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, black licorice, tobacco leaf, earth, herbs, spices and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, figs, licorice, cedar, vanilla, leather, earth, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, Indian spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice surprise. A great Right Bank Bordeaux that is drinking very nicely now. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Nose like a Napa Merlot.

Interesting enough, this is good right out of the bottle, but better as it opens up. Needs 2 hours to open up properly, so be patient.

I had it around 6 months ago, and it is showing nicer now. I also let it open up longer this time.

Would be better in the next 5 to 10 years.

Thank you David for sharing this with me.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14% alcohol by volume.

92 points.
— 5 months ago

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Château Bolaire

Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Home-isolation pandemic angst and impatience drove me to open this wine perhaps a few years early as the 2016s are said to have aging potential. Even somewhat young this #bordeauxsuperior hailing from #hautmedoc delivers elegance at a great price. Cassis, some violet and graphite - classic layers from #petitverdot. I love PV and this Château blends 50% with 30% #merlot and 20% #cabernetsauvignon . In the mouth there’s juicy acidity, fresh blackberry and good power in the tannins. Found it at Costco a while ago for less than $15; talk about great QPR - should have picked up half a case at this price. — 20 days ago

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Merryvale

Coombsville Merlot 2016

Deep ruby, almost purple, hue. Ripe purple fruit, such as blackberries, black currant, fig jam, and plum sauce, and tobacco, cocoa, bell pepper, sage, smoked meat, cedar, and delicate baking spices. Velveteen on the palate with soft tannins and a long finish. Vintage 2016. 14.5% ABV. #merryvale #merryvalevineyards #coombsvillenapa #merlot #merlotday #merlot #napavalley #napavalleywine #napawine — 3 months ago

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Revelry Vintners

Columbia Valley Merlot 2016

Pleasantly surprised by this #columbiavalley #merlot - pretty big dark fruit on the nose; chocolate coffee and some peppery spice with the palate. — 3 months ago

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Rutherford Hill

Barrel Select Napa Valley Red Blend 2015

#napa #merlot might be the best chance of good value these days out of the region. I liked the strong fruit balanced by forest floor and peppery layers. — 6 months ago

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Andrew Will

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Franc Blend 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Gamey on the nose and slightly overripe or very very ripe fruit. Not my vibe. It’s good. Don’t get me wrong, but overpriced. #washingtoncab #washington #washingtonwine #cabfranc #merlot — 2 months ago

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Château Bellefont-Belcier

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

It's time for some #Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a nice one from Bordeaux.

Dark ruby in color with a wide brick/ reddish rim.

Nose of blueberries, black currants, wood, vanilla, vegetables, spices, tobacco, forest floor, nail polish remover, Indian spices and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, vegetables, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, black pepper, peppercorn, tobacco, earth, green herbs and forest floor.

Medium plus in finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Right Bank Bordeaux. Probably has some flaw on the nose, but not corked. Much nicer on the palate.

This 15 year old from a great vintage, is rich and extracted with a lot of earth notes. Showing a nice mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Needs a few hours to open up properly. Drinking very nicely now, and will continue to evolve in the next 5 to 10 years.

Thank you Jesus for sharing this with me.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses, crackers and fresh berries.

A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 16 months in Oak barrels

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.
— 2 months ago

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Elizabeth Rose

Chockablock Napa Valley Red Merlot Blend 2016

It’s time for some #merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a nice Merlot blend from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black plums, oak, licorice, vanilla, earth, spices, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, coke and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, blueberries, cooked cherries, spices, oak, vanilla, licorice, peppercorn, earth, dark chocolates, light vegetables and pencil lead.

Spicy finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very tasty red blend from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. A very nice party wine. Screw top too, so it's very convenient.

Should age nicely in the next 5 years.

A blend of 37% Merlot, 37% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Franc and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 12 months in natural oak barrels.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$26.
— 3 months ago

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