Benziger Family Winery

Sonoma County Merlot

8.849 ratings
8.52 pro ratings
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
TheWineStalker

The nose will hit any Merlot lover right in the heart. There's aromas of cinnamon, big juicy and ripe blueberry and blackberry, a hint of mint (hehe, that rhymes) and there's a fiery spiciness following it all up. On the palate it echoes those descriptors, it's medium to full bodied, has low acidity, medium and balanced tannin, and a mouthfeel as smooth as Luthor Vandross. It finishes with blackberries, an uprise in tartness, and oak. Outfreakingstanding. My #1 suggestion in affordable Merlot.

The nose will hit any Merlot lover right in the heart. There's aromas of cinnamon, big juicy and ripe blueberry and blackberry, a hint of mint (hehe, that rhymes) and there's a fiery spiciness following it all up. On the palate it echoes those descriptors, it's medium to full bodied, has low acidity, medium and balanced tannin, and a mouthfeel as smooth as Luthor Vandross. It finishes with blackberries, an uprise in tartness, and oak. Outfreakingstanding. My #1 suggestion in affordable Merlot.

4 people found it helpfulNov 5th, 2016
Brent S

Solid QPR, especially when BOGO.

Solid QPR, especially when BOGO.

1 person found it helpfulOct 5th, 2016
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.1

Balanced. Well made, distinctive and soft merlot.

Balanced. Well made, distinctive and soft merlot.

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep dark red with aromas of dark fruit with cedar spice. On the palate ripe berry flavors with notes of herb and savory spice. This full-body wine had soft tannins finishing about medium in length with woody tones. Tasting Sample.

Deep dark red with aromas of dark fruit with cedar spice. On the palate ripe berry flavors with notes of herb and savory spice. This full-body wine had soft tannins finishing about medium in length with woody tones. Tasting Sample.

Oct 23rd, 2016
Tammy Boyles

Paired with Christmas ham dinner.

Paired with Christmas ham dinner.

Dec 23rd, 2018
Neal Ferry

I like it.... very drinkable

I like it.... very drinkable

Oct 24th, 2018
LV
9.4

Balanced. Little acidity. Smooth. Ends with slight coffee notes.

Balanced. Little acidity. Smooth. Ends with slight coffee notes.

Oct 11th, 2017
Karyn Fricke

Good. Berry, soft tannins very nice.

Good. Berry, soft tannins very nice.

Mar 17th, 2017
Francisco Perez

Excellent Merlot from Sonoma at a great price. Nice ruby color and fruit forward. Well structured and layered. Blueberries prominent. Nice with steak frite at Huisache Grill in New Braunfels.

Excellent Merlot from Sonoma at a great price. Nice ruby color and fruit forward. Well structured and layered. Blueberries prominent. Nice with steak frite at Huisache Grill in New Braunfels.

Mar 5th, 2017
Michael Rusch

Purchased this for the 2016 holidays with family. Extremely smooth finish. Full bodied, but not over powering.

Purchased this for the 2016 holidays with family. Extremely smooth finish. Full bodied, but not over powering.

Dec 31st, 2016