#merlotthursday

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Black List XI Napa Valley Merlot 2013

It's time for #MerlotThursday. Here's a delicious one from Napa.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, black plums, cherries, wood, cloves, vanilla, spices, espresso, dark chocolates, peppercorn, dust and graphites.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, peppercorn, cedar, leather, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, metals, chocolates, dark roast coffee and light vegetables.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Merlot from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Rich and extracted.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show the tannins. After 3 hours of airtime, black licorice notes come in, which was a nice surprise.

Could use a few more years in the bottle to mature, but already drinking very nicely now.

This Single Vineyard is a very hard one to come by. Thank you Kim and Barry for sharing this with me.

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

100% Merlot grapes were grown at 2,100 feet of elevation. Aged in French oak (60% new) barrels for 25 months. A small production of only 143 cases.

Delicious and tasty.

15.3% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$215.
— 7 days ago

Brandon, Shay and 15 others liked this
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

Nice bottle!!!!

Joel Gott Wines

California Merlot 2016

It's time for #MerlotThursday. Here is one from California.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Sweet nose of blackberries, black plums, maple, brown sugar, spices, milk chocolates, tobacco, vanilla and toasted oak.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with black plums, cherry pie, dried figs, tobacco, spices, wood, vanilla, cloves, dark coffee, chocolates, herbs and peppercorn.

Short finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very extracted Merlot from California. Tastes like it was aged in Bourbon Barrels.

Good right out of the bottle and good for parties, with lots of caramel and maple notes.

Thank you Wendy for sharing.

100% Merlot grapes were aged in French and American oak barrels, 25% New.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$18.
— 2 months ago

Paul, Matt and 8 others liked this

Marilyn Wines

Napa Valley Merlot 2017

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday, and it's is also #internationalMerlotday. Here is a great one from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, cedar, vanilla, Mediterranean spices, licorice, peppercorn, milk chocolates, tobacco and coffee.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black plums, black currants, coffee, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and light earth.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.


This a delicious Merlot from Napa Valley. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. A good sipping wine to have all by itself.

Nicely balanced and spicy. Great nose with nice complexity. Loved smelling on it for a long time.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows the complexity.

Delicious and yummy.

A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$36.
— 3 months ago

Peter, MaJ and 9 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

Peter van den Besselaar Influencer Badge

Full bodied and smooth... yessss😂

Kitron

Reserve Tigra Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a beautiful Merlot blend from Israel.

Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

Earthy nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, tobacco leaf, forest floor, earth, graphite, dark coffee and vinaigrette.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with black plums, blueberries, currants, vanilla, wood, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, graphite, dark coffee, vinaigrette, Mediterranean spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Bordeaux blend from Israel. Nicely balanced with great complexity and mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and got more complex as it opened up (90 minutes).

Peaking now and will be good in the next few years.

This 11 year old is delicious. Reminds me of a 20 year old Left Bank Bordeaux.

Thank you Oren for sharing this with me.

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

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Aged for 18 months in New French oak barrels. Hand picked and night harvested. Kosher.

14% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$45 (current vintage)
— 14 days ago

Casey, Eric and 21 others liked this
Eric S

Eric S Premium Badge

Big score!
"Odedi"

"Odedi" Influencer Badge

Indeed 👍🏻@Eric S

Dancing Hares Vineyard

Proprietary Napa Valley Red Blend 2012

It's time for some #MerlotThursday.
Here is a delicious Merlot - Cabernet blend from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a nice reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, figs, raisins, vanilla, sweet oak, spices, chocolates, peppercorn, dark coffee, light earth, tobacco, pencil lead and leather.

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

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

Long finish with fine grained tannins, tangy raspberries and spices.

This is a gorgeous Napa Valley red blend from a great vintage. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel. Rich, extracted, bold and beautiful. Big mouthfeel with a spicy finish.

Although very tasty now, this 7 year old still has a long long time in it. Very powerful.

A great wine to have all by itself. I loved smelling on it for a long while.

Robert Parker 93 points.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes). I love these Napa Bordeaux blends.

Thank you Barry for sharing.

A blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. Aged in French oak barrels for 2 years.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$150.
— a month ago

Dawn, Ted and 12 others liked this

Revolver Wine Company

Purgatory Merlot 2015

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

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, cherries, sweet raspberries, light cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, light green vegetables, black pepper, graphite and beef jerky.

Full-bodied and smooth with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, oak, sweet strawberries, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates and light vegetables.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Merlot from Napa Valley. Tangy and soft with nice complexity.

This 4 year old is drinking nicely now, and will be better in the next 3 to 5 years.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 3 hours of airtime.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Thank you Sonny for sharing this with me.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.
— 3 months ago

Trixie, Paul and 15 others liked this

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Merlot 2015

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a nicely priced one from Washington State.

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

Strong nose of blackberries, cooked plums, raisins, dried fruits, oak, spices, vanilla, peppercorn, light vegetables, pencil lead, light alcohol, chocolates, herbs and light earth.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Medium length on the finish with fine tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a nice Merlot from Washington State. Big and fruit forward with nice complexity, now. A good sipping wine and good for parties.

Showing a tangy finish with nice spices.

Needed an hour in a decanter to open up properly, so take your time.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$14.
— 21 days ago

Daniel P., Alex and 19 others liked this

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.
— a month ago

P, Jonathan and 11 others liked this
P A

P A Premium Badge

@Odedi Perfect pairing CheersCheers 🍷🍔
"Odedi"

"Odedi" Influencer Badge

Thanks @P A 😃

Clos Labarde

St. Émilion Grand Cru 2016

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

Showing red and blue fruits with earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, tobacco and coffee.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very nice Merlot based red wine from Bordeaux. Still young and needs another 5 years to mature properly.

Still unbalanced and better with food. A Good quality wine, nice and engaging.

Needs a few hours to open up properly.

Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 80% Merlot and the rest are Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$50.
— 2 months ago

Severn, Paul and 22 others liked this

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.
— 3 months ago

Sharon, Angelo and 11 others liked this
P A

P A Premium Badge

@"Odedi" Odedi looks like a festive time Cheers 🍷
"Odedi"

"Odedi" Influencer Badge

Party every day @P A 😃
P A

P A Premium Badge

@"Odedi" Cheers 🍷