AVA Grace Vineyards

California Merlot

8.529 ratings
8.31 pro ratings
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
"Odedi"

Time for some #MerlotThursday.

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. Already showing age...😃

Very pronounced nose of over ripe dark fruits, plums, cherries ,light vanilla and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry to off dry on the palate with plums, tart cherries, raspberries, spices, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Short finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very simple Merlot from California. Unbalanced and a little sweet, but drinkable nonetheless. Spicy with a soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and gets better is it opens up.

I paired it with a cheese plate by the pool.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

83 points.

$11.

Time for some #MerlotThursday.

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. Already showing age...😃

Very pronounced nose of over ripe dark fruits, plums, cherries ,light vanilla and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry to off dry on the palate with plums, tart cherries, raspberries, spices, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Short finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very simple Merlot from California. Unbalanced and a little sweet, but drinkable nonetheless. Spicy with a soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and gets better is it opens up.

I paired it with a cheese plate by the pool.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

83 points.

$11.

Mar 21st, 2019
Julia Taylor

Fruity. Silky merlot with a smooth long finish.

Fruity. Silky merlot with a smooth long finish.

2 people found it helpfulMay 25th, 2017
Heidi G

Very smooth acidity mid. Smell not fruit forward Alcohol foward. But once on your palate taste surprises you easy drinking.

Very smooth acidity mid. Smell not fruit forward Alcohol foward. But once on your palate taste surprises you easy drinking.

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2018
Anthony Tummino

Nice and sweet. Will buy more.

Nice and sweet. Will buy more.

1 person found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2017
Matt Sterr

Smells like a fart. Doesn't taste much better.

Smells like a fart. Doesn't taste much better.

May 16th, 2017
k
8.8

Easy drinking, medium fruit body.

Easy drinking, medium fruit body.

Aug 6th, 2020
TwiLea Fletcher

Cheers to the end of the road. The road to Wahoo....

Cheers to the end of the road. The road to Wahoo....

May 26th, 2020
Krisann Hawkins

Good 2nd bottle

Good 2nd bottle

Nov 30th, 2019
Justine Cowart-Van Spronsen

Pleasantly surprised for the great price! Easy drinker by itself or with food. Great for relaxing with a good book!!!

Pleasantly surprised for the great price! Easy drinker by itself or with food. Great for relaxing with a good book!!!

May 16th, 2019
Josie Brown

Decent

Decent

May 2nd, 2019