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Lake County Merlot Blend

9.131 ratings
9.210 pro ratings
Lake County, North Coast, California, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
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, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Kerrin Laz

Proprietor, K. LAZ WINE COLLECTION

9.1

Denis Malbec's own wine- tastes like a $100 btl. Mainly Cab Franc and Merlot w/ 2% PV. #wine #lakecounty

Denis Malbec's own wine- tastes like a $100 btl. Mainly Cab Franc and Merlot w/ 2% PV. #wine #lakecounty

1 person found it helpfulJan 10th, 2013
Sean Genn

Taste like the old world. Violets, tobacco, leather and herbs.

Taste like the old world. Violets, tobacco, leather and herbs.

Mar 14th, 2017
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.2

Smooth and beautiful. Well integrated oak and great acidity. Cherry tobacco and graphite with just shunt of green herbs.

Smooth and beautiful. Well integrated oak and great acidity. Cherry tobacco and graphite with just shunt of green herbs.

Jan 29th, 2015
Andy Demaree

Merlot and Cab Franc. This is excellent, and the best wine I’ve had from Lake County. Smooth, lush, fragrant, and showing the hallmarks of Cab Franc in the cool menthol streak on the finish.

Merlot and Cab Franc. This is excellent, and the best wine I’ve had from Lake County. Smooth, lush, fragrant, and showing the hallmarks of Cab Franc in the cool menthol streak on the finish.

Jan 11th, 2018
Frank Kuo

Color of mix of purple and ruby. Nose is nice with ripe cherry, strawberries, sweet oak, some alcohol strength, and raisins. Tasters dried, oaky beauty, strawberries, spicy, peppery, packed with flavors. Aftertaste of strawberries jam, tannins, medium long, very enjoyable. Nothing to pick on. Nicely done.

Color of mix of purple and ruby. Nose is nice with ripe cherry, strawberries, sweet oak, some alcohol strength, and raisins. Tasters dried, oaky beauty, strawberries, spicy, peppery, packed with flavors. Aftertaste of strawberries jam, tannins, medium long, very enjoyable. Nothing to pick on. Nicely done.

Jan 9th, 2018
Leo Hernández Téllez

Paired fantastic w/ sweetbreads!

Paired fantastic w/ sweetbreads!

Jun 2nd, 2014
Leo Hernández Téllez

Actually, it is Sauv Blanc which is one my favorite along side Araujo' and Merry Edwards!

Actually, it is Sauv Blanc which is one my favorite along side Araujo' and Merry Edwards!

May 24th, 2014
Leo Hernández Téllez

The 2009 is a great example of ME & CF from Lake Co.

The 2009 is a great example of ME & CF from Lake Co.

Apr 27th, 2014
Harris Goldberg

Even open 4 days this is one monster wine. Big, lots of tannins there. Needs some time in the bottle. Thank you Kenny!

Even open 4 days this is one monster wine. Big, lots of tannins there. Needs some time in the bottle. Thank you Kenny!

Jul 26th, 2013
Sinegal Estate

Sinegal had this 2 years ago

Sinegal had this 2 years ago

Sep 17th, 2016