Little Black Dress

California Merlot

8.7111 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
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
Melanie Schwank-Hogendorn

Rich, oaky, smooth and not to dry considering its a merlot. I'm a sweeter white and red drinker but I'd buy this again.

Rich, oaky, smooth and not to dry considering its a merlot. I'm a sweeter white and red drinker but I'd buy this again.

3 people found it helpfulOct 15th, 2014
Susan Hirano

Decent little wine, especially for the price.

Decent little wine, especially for the price.

1 person found it helpfulJan 13th, 2016
Gustavo Sotelo

Nice sipping wine. A bit too sweet and heavy on vanilla so it masks the fruit qualities.

Nice sipping wine. A bit too sweet and heavy on vanilla so it masks the fruit qualities.

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2015
Chris Garner

Very good taste. Not usually a huge merlot fan 😁

Very good taste. Not usually a huge merlot fan 😁

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2014
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Barnyard nose with black currants, plums, bell pepper, black cherries, oak, cloves, earth, light vanilla, tobacco and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, wood, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, bitter vegetables, dark chocolates, tobacco, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and bitter greens.

This California Merlot is unbalanced and simple, with lots of bitter notes. Not worth the calories for me...

Might be a little better in a year.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Barnyard nose with black currants, plums, bell pepper, black cherries, oak, cloves, earth, light vanilla, tobacco and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, wood, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, bitter vegetables, dark chocolates, tobacco, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and bitter greens.

This California Merlot is unbalanced and simple, with lots of bitter notes. Not worth the calories for me...

Might be a little better in a year.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Mar 24th, 2017
Alaina Yount

This is my "go-to", all-time FAVORITE wine. Smooth and delicious. Doesn't have a harsh flavor but subtle and easy to drink!

This is my "go-to", all-time FAVORITE wine. Smooth and delicious. Doesn't have a harsh flavor but subtle and easy to drink!

Feb 27th, 2017
Beka

Very aromatic. Wonderful smell the second I poured it. Flavorful, but smooth.

Very aromatic. Wonderful smell the second I poured it. Flavorful, but smooth.

Feb 8th, 2017
Chris Garner

Really great merlot for everyday. Nice cherry and plum flavors with moderate spices

Really great merlot for everyday. Nice cherry and plum flavors with moderate spices

Jan 10th, 2017
Lori K
9.5

Great nose with strong black pepper and currants. The taste is smooth, rich blend with lots of plum. Great sweeter finish with vanilla aftertaste. Tasted against cycles gladiator, and liked this one slightly better,

Great nose with strong black pepper and currants. The taste is smooth, rich blend with lots of plum. Great sweeter finish with vanilla aftertaste. Tasted against cycles gladiator, and liked this one slightly better,

Dec 11th, 2016
Mary Theresa

Yummy.

Yummy.

Dec 8th, 2016