Broadside

Margarita Vineyard Merlot

8.973 ratings
9.29 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, 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
Randy Fuller

The ‘13 Broadside Merlot is so dark that only a speck of light gets through. The nose is fabulously deep, with big cassis aromas playing fast and loose with coffee, cocoa, licorice, sage and a puff of campfire smoke. Fruit flavors dominate the palate - blue and black berries, plums and black currants. There is a layer of holiday spice on a layer of chunky minerality wrapped in a lovely acidity and tied up with tannins that are almost as smooth as silk.

The ‘13 Broadside Merlot is so dark that only a speck of light gets through. The nose is fabulously deep, with big cassis aromas playing fast and loose with coffee, cocoa, licorice, sage and a puff of campfire smoke. Fruit flavors dominate the palate - blue and black berries, plums and black currants. There is a layer of holiday spice on a layer of chunky minerality wrapped in a lovely acidity and tied up with tannins that are almost as smooth as silk.

1 person found it helpfulNov 17th, 2015
Bella McDowell

I would drink more CA Merlot if it tasted like this!

I would drink more CA Merlot if it tasted like this!

Nov 20th, 2015
Vinny Eng

I <3 Merlot!

I <3 Merlot!

Apr 29th, 2014
Vinny Eng

Right said Merlot. California rising!

Right said Merlot. California rising!

Dec 16th, 2013
Vinny Eng

California rising! Merlot/Merlin/magician.

California rising! Merlot/Merlin/magician.

Dec 7th, 2013
Virginia Quinonez

Love this wine! Rich and luscious with medium body. A very bold Merlot!

Love this wine! Rich and luscious with medium body. A very bold Merlot!

Feb 18th, 2021
joy horn

Bought 12/20, $15 at Pine Orchard. Nice, rich flavors that got even better and smoother once it warmed up a bit.

Bought 12/20, $15 at Pine Orchard. Nice, rich flavors that got even better and smoother once it warmed up a bit.

Feb 9th, 2021
Jeff Litwin

Very fruity nose. Raspberry and blackberry jam. Sweet ripe red fruits, sharp tannin and nice finish. Very good.

Very fruity nose. Raspberry and blackberry jam. Sweet ripe red fruits, sharp tannin and nice finish. Very good.

Jan 30th, 2021
Nick Arensdorf

Juicy fresh blackberries and reduced black cherry, bay leaf and green bell pepper, and graphite. Subtleties of anise, mint, sandalwood and vanilla. Bursting flavor on the palate in my opinion. Deep purple, medium tannin, medium acidity. Yummy $15 rec from Mark and BGarden.

Juicy fresh blackberries and reduced black cherry, bay leaf and green bell pepper, and graphite. Subtleties of anise, mint, sandalwood and vanilla. Bursting flavor on the palate in my opinion. Deep purple, medium tannin, medium acidity. Yummy $15 rec from Mark and BGarden.

Jan 20th, 2021
Samir Muranjan

A bit bitter along with Spanish Manchengo cheese. Might be a Merlot preference. Better with creamier cows milk cheese and was able to finish it off, grows over time...

Not thinking of this as a repeat contendor.

Costco for $11.99

A bit bitter along with Spanish Manchengo cheese. Might be a Merlot preference. Better with creamier cows milk cheese and was able to finish it off, grows over time...

Not thinking of this as a repeat contendor.

Costco for $11.99

Jan 19th, 2021