AVA Grace Vineyards

California Merlot

8.623 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
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
Leo Druken

Nice merlot

Nice merlot

Dec 6th, 2018
Elizabeth Renick

So so $11.99 #Caliwine

So so $11.99 #Caliwine

Jun 27th, 2018
Trixie

A beautiful label and design on a mid week wine.

Medium ruby color.

Aromas of ripe berry, cherry, baking spice.

On the palate berry, vanilla and spice.

Medium bodied wine with soft tannins.

•13.5% ABV• May 23, 2018

A beautiful label and design on a mid week wine.

Medium ruby color.

Aromas of ripe berry, cherry, baking spice.

On the palate berry, vanilla and spice.

Medium bodied wine with soft tannins.

•13.5% ABV• May 23, 2018

May 24th, 2018