Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection California Merlot

8.6194 ratings
8.12 pro ratings
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
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It’s #MerlotThursday!
Here is a simple Merlot from California.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, cherries, strawberries, light oak, vanilla, licorice, light chocolates, pencil lead and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with high acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, cranberries, wood, spices, peppercorn, green herbs and tobacco.

Tart on the finish with no tannins and tart cranberries.

This is a drinkable Merlot from California. Tart and unbalanced and not for me. Others liked it though.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

78 points.

$10.

It’s #MerlotThursday!
Here is a simple Merlot from California.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, cherries, strawberries, light oak, vanilla, licorice, light chocolates, pencil lead and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with high acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, cranberries, wood, spices, peppercorn, green herbs and tobacco.

Tart on the finish with no tannins and tart cranberries.

This is a drinkable Merlot from California. Tart and unbalanced and not for me. Others liked it though.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

78 points.

$10.

Oct 4th, 2018
Meagan Bright

Decent. Drinkable. Tannin forward. Only light fruits

Decent. Drinkable. Tannin forward. Only light fruits

May 16th, 2019
Troy Arnold

One of the better reds in my quiver. I drank this while playing Rocket League with a friend. Unlike this red, he couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat. Would drink again.

One of the better reds in my quiver. I drank this while playing Rocket League with a friend. Unlike this red, he couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat. Would drink again.

Mar 25th, 2019
Steven Coulombe

A super delightful and affordable Merlot. Like this is the perfect, the Emmy’s are on and you’re by yourself in your comfy pants.

A super delightful and affordable Merlot. Like this is the perfect, the Emmy’s are on and you’re by yourself in your comfy pants.

Jan 7th, 2019
Erin Bell

Paired very well with my beef spinach lasagna. Took the entire glass for the mocha notes to hit the back of my tongue, but it was delicious throughout the meal!

Paired very well with my beef spinach lasagna. Took the entire glass for the mocha notes to hit the back of my tongue, but it was delicious throughout the meal!

Jan 6th, 2019
Teresa S

Pleasantly surprised - not too bratty. Nice fruit bomb for this jam lover. Tannins and balanced. Only one I returned to for seconds.

Pleasantly surprised - not too bratty. Nice fruit bomb for this jam lover. Tannins and balanced. Only one I returned to for seconds.

Dec 26th, 2018
Philip Patston

Surprisingly decent for an under ten dollar Merlot. Not overly green or harsh. Probably cut with other grapes to mellow it. It’s prob about as good as you can find in a limited supermarket wine section. Far far better than Yellow Tail for about the same price.

Surprisingly decent for an under ten dollar Merlot. Not overly green or harsh. Probably cut with other grapes to mellow it. It’s prob about as good as you can find in a limited supermarket wine section. Far far better than Yellow Tail for about the same price.

Dec 8th, 2018
Mariana Gomez

Good stuff

Good stuff

Nov 10th, 2018
Kay Borst

It's ok

It's ok

Nov 5th, 2018
Zoe Khalil

Little flavor, short finish. Not offensive but not good. Drank when feeling a little sad and binging queer eye.

Little flavor, short finish. Not offensive but not good. Drank when feeling a little sad and binging queer eye.

Sep 8th, 2018