Nickel & Nickel

Harris Vineyard Merlot

9.1184 ratings
9.016 pro ratings
Oakville, 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
Sipping Fine Wine

A nice offering, very dark color, rich berry fruit aromas with earthy tones. On the palate blackberry and black cherry flavors with sweet spice, herb and cacao notes, rich with tangy juicy full flavors. Full tannins, long finish with oak and earthy tobacco ending. Ok now but will age well!

A nice offering, very dark color, rich berry fruit aromas with earthy tones. On the palate blackberry and black cherry flavors with sweet spice, herb and cacao notes, rich with tangy juicy full flavors. Full tannins, long finish with oak and earthy tobacco ending. Ok now but will age well!

Apr 1st, 2020
Tobin Trevarthen

Got better as the night went on. Red rivers of black cherry blended with caramel and butterscotch. A stop and enjoy wine.

Got better as the night went on. Red rivers of black cherry blended with caramel and butterscotch. A stop and enjoy wine.

Feb 3rd, 2019
Beau Carson

Ripe, luscious, and oaky. Felt like it needed some time in bottle to integrate.

Ripe, luscious, and oaky. Felt like it needed some time in bottle to integrate.

Feb 19th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Tried another bottle. A very nice offering, from the partners of Far Niente, who established N&N in 1997. Very dark Ruby, rich berry fruit aromas with earthy tones. On the palate juicy blackberry and black cherry flavors with sweet herb spice and cacao notes, rich with tangy with full flavors. Full rich tannins, long finish with oak and earthy tobacco ending. Tastes great, will age well!

Tried another bottle. A very nice offering, from the partners of Far Niente, who established N&N in 1997. Very dark Ruby, rich berry fruit aromas with earthy tones. On the palate juicy blackberry and black cherry flavors with sweet herb spice and cacao notes, rich with tangy with full flavors. Full rich tannins, long finish with oak and earthy tobacco ending. Tastes great, will age well!

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2020
Jay Kline

Popped and poured. I thought this was pretty darned good. Much more restrained than I expected with fresh red and blue fruits, some earth and substantial structure. Drinking well now but should drink well through 2028

Popped and poured. I thought this was pretty darned good. Much more restrained than I expected with fresh red and blue fruits, some earth and substantial structure. Drinking well now but should drink well through 2028

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2018
Harris Goldberg

Wow, silky smooth, balanced! Great gift!

Wow, silky smooth, balanced! Great gift!

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2014
Derek Cantrell

Excellent bottle. Valentines dinner at Eddie Merlot's

Excellent bottle. Valentines dinner at Eddie Merlot's

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2013
Stuart Illing

So good, even this young!

So good, even this young!

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2013
Jeremy Rose

Remember your first time?

Remember your first time?

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2013
Sipping Fine Wine

100% Merlot sourced from the Harris Vineyard in western Oakville area of Napa. Clear deep Ruby with full red fruit aromas and cedar spice. On the palate raspberry, cherry and strawberry with smoky oak and cinnamon notes. Full body, soft tannins on a lingering finish ending with a touch of spice.

100% Merlot sourced from the Harris Vineyard in western Oakville area of Napa. Clear deep Ruby with full red fruit aromas and cedar spice. On the palate raspberry, cherry and strawberry with smoky oak and cinnamon notes. Full body, soft tannins on a lingering finish ending with a touch of spice.

May 4th, 2017