Hill Family Estate

The Barrel Blend Napa Valley Merlot Blend

9.091 ratings
8.85 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Onion
Top Notes For
Matt Sterr

Rich and dense, dark and dry.

Rich and dense, dark and dry.

Sep 9th, 2017
Alex A
9.0

Recommended at wine bar for fruit forward bold flavor. It is very good.

Recommended at wine bar for fruit forward bold flavor. It is very good.

1 person found it helpfulOct 13th, 2015
Jane M
9.5

My new favorite... From CLT restaurant

My new favorite... From CLT restaurant

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2015
WineMascot

Great bottle for the price a lot of fun

Great bottle for the price a lot of fun

1 person found it helpfulMar 24th, 2015
Kirk Feyereisen

Enjoyed the Syrah and Cabernet from Hill Family and when I saw this on Sullivan’s wine list at a reasonable price point (having to stay within expense guidelines!) this jumped out at me. A blend of 7-8 varietals, this came together really well if not a touch hot.

Enjoyed the Syrah and Cabernet from Hill Family and when I saw this on Sullivan’s wine list at a reasonable price point (having to stay within expense guidelines!) this jumped out at me. A blend of 7-8 varietals, this came together really well if not a touch hot.

Mar 8th, 2018
Matt Winslow

Dry fruity red blend

Dry fruity red blend

Aug 27th, 2017
Tim Marino

Juicy and jammy with a mellow finish. Mild tannins and some oak. Delicious

Juicy and jammy with a mellow finish. Mild tannins and some oak. Delicious

Apr 15th, 2017
Alan Doughty

Full bodied velvety texture, full of blueberry, black cherry and raspberry flavors. Floral notes on the nose carry through the palate. Natural fruit acidity keeps it balanced whilst dusty, minty herbal notes add complexity.

Full bodied velvety texture, full of blueberry, black cherry and raspberry flavors. Floral notes on the nose carry through the palate. Natural fruit acidity keeps it balanced whilst dusty, minty herbal notes add complexity.

Jan 5th, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

For as much flack as Robert Parker gets, he's certainly due credit when he's right. His note is, detail by detail, spot on. I have nothing of value to add other than pointing it out... "Inky bluish/purple with notes of blueberry liqueur, black raspberry, licorice and incense, this full-bodied opulent wine hits all the sweet spots on the palate, but is dry and full-bodied with voluptuous texture, terrific palate presence and complexity."

For as much flack as Robert Parker gets, he's certainly due credit when he's right. His note is, detail by detail, spot on. I have nothing of value to add other than pointing it out... "Inky bluish/purple with notes of blueberry liqueur, black raspberry, licorice and incense, this full-bodied opulent wine hits all the sweet spots on the palate, but is dry and full-bodied with voluptuous texture, terrific palate presence and complexity."

Dec 17th, 2016
Paul Beirne

Love this wine! Love hill family!

Love this wine! Love hill family!

Nov 16th, 2016