Napa Cellars

Napa Valley Merlot

8.8180 ratings
8.98 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
Scott Cunningham

Owner/Importer Bottleneck Wines

9.2

2001v. I remember trying this in 2003 and being underwhelmed but how time can change a wine. Coffee, leather, blue fruit and damn near perfectly balanced.

2001v. I remember trying this in 2003 and being underwhelmed but how time can change a wine. Coffee, leather, blue fruit and damn near perfectly balanced.

Aug 1st, 2016
Jesse Smith

Murrrrrrlowe

Murrrrrrlowe

Dec 16th, 2015
Christopher Sartors

Big oaky merlot. Juicy with nice tannins. Left it open to breathe after the first glass and it opened up nicely

Big oaky merlot. Juicy with nice tannins. Left it open to breathe after the first glass and it opened up nicely

Mar 7th, 2015
Austin Beeman

Skewered fire grilled herbs. Hard awkward red fruits. $16

Skewered fire grilled herbs. Hard awkward red fruits. $16

Jun 18th, 2014
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

7.9

2011

2011

Mar 12th, 2014
Jorge Silva

Fourt lauderdale.

Fourt lauderdale.

Dec 29th, 2013
Javier A. Torres

Tremendo me encanto uufff 👍🏻🍷 con carnes asadas 👌🏻⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tremendo me encanto uufff 👍🏻🍷 con carnes asadas 👌🏻⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Feb 18th, 2018
David Sauve

awesome...loved it

awesome...loved it

Dec 31st, 2017
"Odedi"

Deep ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, leather, tobacco, chocolates, vegetables, vinaigrette, licorice, spices, dark coffee, pencil lead and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, cherries, sweet raspberries, plums, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, vegetables, diet cola, vinaigrette, tobacco, earth, bitter herbs, bell pepper, peppercorn and spices.

Nice length on the finish with gentle tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very enjoyable Napa Merlot. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Shows nice complexity with typical Napa notes. This 4 year old is at its peak with a smooth mouthfeel.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show some tannins. I would have probably liked it better a year ago, when it had more tannins.

I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers, and afterwards with grilled chicken skewers and wild rice.

100% Merlot grapes are aged for 20 months in French oak barrels (36% new).

14.2% alcohol by volume.


$22.

Deep ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, leather, tobacco, chocolates, vegetables, vinaigrette, licorice, spices, dark coffee, pencil lead and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, cherries, sweet raspberries, plums, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, vegetables, diet cola, vinaigrette, tobacco, earth, bitter herbs, bell pepper, peppercorn and spices.

Nice length on the finish with gentle tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very enjoyable Napa Merlot. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Shows nice complexity with typical Napa notes. This 4 year old is at its peak with a smooth mouthfeel.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show some tannins. I would have probably liked it better a year ago, when it had more tannins.

I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers, and afterwards with grilled chicken skewers and wild rice.

100% Merlot grapes are aged for 20 months in French oak barrels (36% new).

14.2% alcohol by volume.


$22.

Dec 16th, 2017
Kendall Johnson

Blackberry, raspberry, vanilla, spice

Blackberry, raspberry, vanilla, spice

Nov 21st, 2017