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Blueline Estate Merlot

9.217 ratings
9.62 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
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
Jeff Orlowski

Dark ripe fruit nose. Silky smooth, jammy palate loaded with black and blue skinned fruits. Lovely wine.

Dark ripe fruit nose. Silky smooth, jammy palate loaded with black and blue skinned fruits. Lovely wine.

Mar 9th, 2019
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