Montoya Vineyards

Monterey County Merlot

8.639 ratings
8.31 pro ratings
Monterey County, Central Coast, 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
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.3

Firm, inky, and rewarding. potent and concise black fruit with overtones of cedar and black tea, all well proportioned to my tastes. Would be very interested in a reserve bottle this, but this will suffice as my new go to bottle for casual/indeterminate situations and pairings.

Firm, inky, and rewarding. potent and concise black fruit with overtones of cedar and black tea, all well proportioned to my tastes. Would be very interested in a reserve bottle this, but this will suffice as my new go to bottle for casual/indeterminate situations and pairings.

Mar 5th, 2013
Leyla

Too acidic 4 me.

Too acidic 4 me.

Jan 14th, 2019
Paul Hoffert

This is sort of a middle of the road wine to me. The nose was underwhelming, with muted hints of cherry and spices. This is a medium to light merlot. It drinks okay but to me is lacking some of the better qualities that makes merlot such a great glass of wine. Overall, a Tuesday night nexflix drinkable wine.

This is sort of a middle of the road wine to me. The nose was underwhelming, with muted hints of cherry and spices. This is a medium to light merlot. It drinks okay but to me is lacking some of the better qualities that makes merlot such a great glass of wine. Overall, a Tuesday night nexflix drinkable wine.

Oct 12th, 2018
Colin Cahoon

Salted caramel and vanilla nose with black tea, vanilla, dark cherry and clove on the palate. The finish is slightly brighter than the mid-palate going tart with moderate acid.

Salted caramel and vanilla nose with black tea, vanilla, dark cherry and clove on the palate. The finish is slightly brighter than the mid-palate going tart with moderate acid.

Dec 18th, 2017
Peter Heidt

...not bad at all. Good everyday wine...

...not bad at all. Good everyday wine...

Dec 10th, 2017
Robert Cralle

$15 at Wine Warehouse.

$15 at Wine Warehouse.

Nov 22nd, 2017
Bill Yenisch

Enjoyed very much!

Enjoyed very much!

Oct 13th, 2017
Phil Kwon

Too light for a merlot.

Too light for a merlot.

Nov 23rd, 2016
Colin Cahoon

Cherry cola with quick finish. A light Merlot that needs more body and complexity to be interesting.

Cherry cola with quick finish. A light Merlot that needs more body and complexity to be interesting.

Aug 2nd, 2016
Harold Lewis

This is a very uninspired Merlot. Limited fruit coming through and a bit watered down.

This is a very uninspired Merlot. Limited fruit coming through and a bit watered down.

Jul 2nd, 2016