Rasmussen Vineyards & Winery

Elementum Merlot

9.25 ratings
-no pro ratings
Paso Robles, 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
Jay Svoboda

If you know me, you know I’m not much of a merlot fan. But this, as always, is delicious.

If you know me, you know I’m not much of a merlot fan. But this, as always, is delicious.

Mar 23rd, 2018
Jay Svoboda

One of the strangest merlots you will come across...and for me that's usually a good thing. The nose is an almost shocking mix of caramel, tomatoes, boysenberry and a load of spice (especially black pepper). Also mint, eucalyptus and additional black fruits. It's quite a nose. The palette is not your typical merlot, either. Lighter in style and ripe with acid, it's hard to decide the proper place for such a merlot. You've got tomato, currant, black plum, dry earth and a fleeting glance of black olive. Bizarre, unique, and worth your time.

One of the strangest merlots you will come across...and for me that's usually a good thing. The nose is an almost shocking mix of caramel, tomatoes, boysenberry and a load of spice (especially black pepper). Also mint, eucalyptus and additional black fruits. It's quite a nose. The palette is not your typical merlot, either. Lighter in style and ripe with acid, it's hard to decide the proper place for such a merlot. You've got tomato, currant, black plum, dry earth and a fleeting glance of black olive. Bizarre, unique, and worth your time.

Aug 31st, 2017
Jay Svoboda

It is a testament to how much I enjoy wines from this small winery that you would ever find a Merlot so highly rated from the likes of me. That scene in Sideways, yep, that's me. This wine, however, is a wonderful example of terroir driven finesse (and it probably helps that it doesn't necessarily taste like a Merlot).

It is a testament to how much I enjoy wines from this small winery that you would ever find a Merlot so highly rated from the likes of me. That scene in Sideways, yep, that's me. This wine, however, is a wonderful example of terroir driven finesse (and it probably helps that it doesn't necessarily taste like a Merlot).

Jun 14th, 2016
Alex Albrecht

First wine from wine tasting trip to Paso... Great! Smooths out as it breaths.

First wine from wine tasting trip to Paso... Great! Smooths out as it breaths.

Jan 21st, 2014
Tyler Martinelli

Tyler had this 2 years ago

Tyler had this 2 years ago

Feb 17th, 2019