Pope Valley Winery

Eakle Ranch Merlot

9.06 ratings
8.71 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
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.7

American oak. On the nose and lots of French oak. Big and oaky. Napa cab drinkers merlot.

American oak. On the nose and lots of French oak. Big and oaky. Napa cab drinkers merlot.

Nov 19th, 2013
Rich Reader

Smooth, rounded, long finish. This 2008 is ready to serve. Must revisit Eakle Ranch.

Smooth, rounded, long finish. This 2008 is ready to serve. Must revisit Eakle Ranch.

Apr 29th, 2015
Will

Fruity Merlot. Great everyday wine. Enjoyed it with some buttery cheese and pickles. Always better b/c we’ve visited the property and toured the cellar!

Fruity Merlot. Great everyday wine. Enjoyed it with some buttery cheese and pickles. Always better b/c we’ve visited the property and toured the cellar!

Jan 21st, 2018
Ryan Crosbie

This Merlot is fantastic. It's fruit forward, but with a tannic center and great backbone. Perhaps just a good year, but methinks they know what to do with their estate fruit. Bravo!

This Merlot is fantastic. It's fruit forward, but with a tannic center and great backbone. Perhaps just a good year, but methinks they know what to do with their estate fruit. Bravo!

Sep 21st, 2015
Roberto Lartigue

Roberto had this 4 years ago

Roberto had this 4 years ago

Nov 1st, 2017
Joe Buser

Joe had this 5 years ago

Joe had this 5 years ago

Nov 25th, 2016
Sean Kim

Sean had this 8 years ago

Sean had this 8 years ago

Jan 1st, 2014