Alexander Valley Vineyards

Estate Merlot

8.7155 ratings
8.510 pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Susan DeMatei

Bright and fruity with balanced acidity. Dusty tannins... Great with food.

Bright and fruity with balanced acidity. Dusty tannins... Great with food.

1 person found it helpfulMar 9th, 2015
Robb Ksiazek

Not your average CA merlot. Bordeaux barnyard tastiness. Lovely!

Not your average CA merlot. Bordeaux barnyard tastiness. Lovely!

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2014
Thomas Kleiner

A bigger earthy dark fruit merlot with good oaky spice.

A bigger earthy dark fruit merlot with good oaky spice.

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2014
David Hamer

Solid merlot with a little complexity. Berry aromas with a hint of spice.

Solid merlot with a little complexity. Berry aromas with a hint of spice.

1 person found it helpfulOct 25th, 2013
Steve Steese

Had this kickin around since I was sponsored by AVV to go to the Alexander Valley Cabernet Acedemy a few years ago. Which was a really good time!! Thanks #AVV This wine is showing great, especially in the 375 format.

Had this kickin around since I was sponsored by AVV to go to the Alexander Valley Cabernet Acedemy a few years ago. Which was a really good time!! Thanks #AVV This wine is showing great, especially in the 375 format.

Apr 18th, 2016
Austin Baird

Needs more time. Bright and acidic, notes of cherry, blackberry, and oak.

Needs more time. Bright and acidic, notes of cherry, blackberry, and oak.

Feb 22nd, 2016
Michael Kopkowski

Big fruit, well balanced. No surprises.

Big fruit, well balanced. No surprises.

Jun 20th, 2013
R o b M.

Too sweet and very strong grape flavor. May be great to dip a biscuit in.

Too sweet and very strong grape flavor. May be great to dip a biscuit in.

Mar 4th, 2018
Ken Venezio

Good value Merlot with cassis, some chocolate and plenty of bing cherry. Bolder than a Merlot. This is a big wine with a mouthful of tannins on the finish. Closer to a Cab lovers Merlot at a moderate price point.

Good value Merlot with cassis, some chocolate and plenty of bing cherry. Bolder than a Merlot. This is a big wine with a mouthful of tannins on the finish. Closer to a Cab lovers Merlot at a moderate price point.

Feb 2nd, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Alexander Valley Vineyards is owned and operated by the Harry Wetzel family. Founded in 1975, it is located on Cyrus Alexander's old homestead. Deep red with aromas of dark berries and spice. Blackberry and black cherry flavors with herb pepper spice, fine but noticeable tannins, overall good balance. Medium finish ending with mineral tones.

Alexander Valley Vineyards is owned and operated by the Harry Wetzel family. Founded in 1975, it is located on Cyrus Alexander's old homestead. Deep red with aromas of dark berries and spice. Blackberry and black cherry flavors with herb pepper spice, fine but noticeable tannins, overall good balance. Medium finish ending with mineral tones.

Jun 16th, 2017