Merryvale

Profile Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot

9.3227 ratings
9.227 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

A bit of rain in September gave us a little bit of mold they triple sorted the fruit with cassis and currant berry fruit cigar box spice fresh earth and a nice freshness to the finish some fresh black earth with dar bitter coco notes through the finish 800 foot elevation in their estate vineyard they had a bad set giving them one ton per acre. The 2010 has more richness and 3000 cases is the normal production the 2011 is only 900 cases. They make 15,000 cases total under the Merryvale moniker. The 2010 has more richness more tannins and a long finish. Most excellent.

A bit of rain in September gave us a little bit of mold they triple sorted the fruit with cassis and currant berry fruit cigar box spice fresh earth and a nice freshness to the finish some fresh black earth with dar bitter coco notes through the finish 800 foot elevation in their estate vineyard they had a bad set giving them one ton per acre. The 2010 has more richness and 3000 cases is the normal production the 2011 is only 900 cases. They make 15,000 cases total under the Merryvale moniker. The 2010 has more richness more tannins and a long finish. Most excellent.

1 person found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2015
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Deep garnet red with some slight bricking on the edges. A little dirty on the nose with some dark berries, damp forest floor and dusty. Moderate tannins (7/10) that are well integrated with both dark and red cherries, maybe even some cherry liquor. Nice backbone and complexity mixing around, some minerality and very light greenery. Full bodied and smooth long finish. Drink till 2024.

Deep garnet red with some slight bricking on the edges. A little dirty on the nose with some dark berries, damp forest floor and dusty. Moderate tannins (7/10) that are well integrated with both dark and red cherries, maybe even some cherry liquor. Nice backbone and complexity mixing around, some minerality and very light greenery. Full bodied and smooth long finish. Drink till 2024.

Nov 17th, 2016
Lynn La Chapelle

Rutherdord Dust, classic. Still expressing fruit and bittersweet chocolate

Rutherdord Dust, classic. Still expressing fruit and bittersweet chocolate

Apr 16th, 2016
Grant Simpson

Gobs of black fruit, firm tannins, is definitely on the downward slope, but still drinking well. This has to be a huge wine upon release. 1999 vintage

Gobs of black fruit, firm tannins, is definitely on the downward slope, but still drinking well. This has to be a huge wine upon release. 1999 vintage

Dec 31st, 2015
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.2

Profound ripeness, but not overdone in any way, this mature yet lively bottle is burting with cedar, aged cigar box, sage and dried cassis aromas. On the palate, it's silky and seductive with rounded off tannins and loaded with dried fruit flavors, yet it manages to retain freshness and even offers some dusty minerality on the a back palate.

Profound ripeness, but not overdone in any way, this mature yet lively bottle is burting with cedar, aged cigar box, sage and dried cassis aromas. On the palate, it's silky and seductive with rounded off tannins and loaded with dried fruit flavors, yet it manages to retain freshness and even offers some dusty minerality on the a back palate.

Dec 6th, 2015
Jim Phillips

Nice firm tannins, with loads of black cherry, this red is very drinkable and has held up well. You'll enjoy this wine!

Nice firm tannins, with loads of black cherry, this red is very drinkable and has held up well. You'll enjoy this wine!

Aug 19th, 2015
Matt Sterr

Big nose of red and black fruits and chocolate. More chocolate notes on the palate alon with well structured tannins. Yum.

Big nose of red and black fruits and chocolate. More chocolate notes on the palate alon with well structured tannins. Yum.

Feb 12th, 2015
Anthony Ianni

In nice shape.

In nice shape.

Jul 5th, 2014
Kevin Reid

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Profile @merryvale #wine #yum

Jun 26th, 2014
Kristen Bland

Lost a tid bit of mojo but still quite delicious.

Lost a tid bit of mojo but still quite delicious.

Jan 3rd, 2014