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Blueline Estate Merlot

9.216 ratings
9.62 pro ratings
Napa Valley, 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
John D'ell-Ross

This is the wine that got me back into Merlot - amazing fruit, round and voluptuous with lovely smooth tannins and 'bring me more' appeal.

This is the wine that got me back into Merlot - amazing fruit, round and voluptuous with lovely smooth tannins and 'bring me more' appeal.

Aug 1st, 2017
Craig Brown

Young bright fruit, well balanced. Gorgeous!

Young bright fruit, well balanced. Gorgeous!

Nov 29th, 2014
Eric LaMasters

Tasty merlot.

Tasty merlot.

Mar 25th, 2018
Rob Mayes

Sweeter than I remember it being.

Sweeter than I remember it being.

Oct 3rd, 2017
Rob Sternthal

Much better than Parker rating.

Much better than Parker rating.

Jan 9th, 2017
Joe Lucca

Pie crust, blueberry, hints of cinnamon. Finishes with crushed rocks.

Pie crust, blueberry, hints of cinnamon. Finishes with crushed rocks.

Dec 9th, 2016
Mike Mayer

A great example of how good Merlot can be. Full bodied but elegant, fruit forward but subtle. Tannins are very sleek for such a young wine. Powerfully structured for a number of years in your cellar if you don't give in to drinking it sooner. Love it!

A great example of how good Merlot can be. Full bodied but elegant, fruit forward but subtle. Tannins are very sleek for such a young wine. Powerfully structured for a number of years in your cellar if you don't give in to drinking it sooner. Love it!

Nov 29th, 2016
Lawrence Asrikin

Mint, vanilla, dried herbs, leather, black tea, and blueberry. Hints of smoke and velvety finish.

Mint, vanilla, dried herbs, leather, black tea, and blueberry. Hints of smoke and velvety finish.

Sep 12th, 2016
Mike Mayer

Wonderful nose of rose petals and dark fruit. This is like drinking a chocolate covered cherry. Bold but elegant. Great structure. Love it.

Wonderful nose of rose petals and dark fruit. This is like drinking a chocolate covered cherry. Bold but elegant. Great structure. Love it.

Aug 3rd, 2016
Mike Mayer

I feel like someone is baking blueberry muffins while I enjoy the nose on this wine. An elegant, fruit forward wine with great tastes of blue fruit, mocha and spice. The tannins are very sleek, especially for such a young wine. Lots of star anise and spice on the finish. I could not help myself from trying this baby merlot. I will try to put a few of these back to see how they age, although this wine is already fantastic.

I feel like someone is baking blueberry muffins while I enjoy the nose on this wine. An elegant, fruit forward wine with great tastes of blue fruit, mocha and spice. The tannins are very sleek, especially for such a young wine. Lots of star anise and spice on the finish. I could not help myself from trying this baby merlot. I will try to put a few of these back to see how they age, although this wine is already fantastic.

Apr 26th, 2016