Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard

California Merlot

9.38 ratings
9.36 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
Ken Swegles

Bates, and cinnabar beauty

Bates, and cinnabar beauty

Dec 16th, 2016
Ken Swegles

Great pair with the salchichero duck my girl just made. Blessed...

Great pair with the salchichero duck my girl just made. Blessed...

Sep 21st, 2014
Doctor No

Thoroughly mature but drinking well. Dried cherry nose with a touch of tar and damp earth, bright acidity and still a wee bit of chalk on the finish. Lacking aromatic complexity but drinking quite well for a $25 WineBid lark with unknown provenance and 25 years of age.

Thoroughly mature but drinking well. Dried cherry nose with a touch of tar and damp earth, bright acidity and still a wee bit of chalk on the finish. Lacking aromatic complexity but drinking quite well for a $25 WineBid lark with unknown provenance and 25 years of age.

Nov 15th, 2016
Kevin Padgett

Amazing freshness, bright color and definition. We tasted this at an event at the winery and had to get a bottle. Glad we did. Absolutely superb.

Amazing freshness, bright color and definition. We tasted this at an event at the winery and had to get a bottle. Glad we did. Absolutely superb.

Nov 12th, 2013
Eddie Grystar

Straight from the winery and fresh as hell. Provenance rules. Time to drink but I think it could hold for a while

Straight from the winery and fresh as hell. Provenance rules. Time to drink but I think it could hold for a while

Feb 10th, 2018
Marshal White

Marshal had this 4 years ago

Marshal had this 4 years ago

Oct 8th, 2016
Marshal White

Marshal had this 5 years ago

Marshal had this 5 years ago

Nov 27th, 2015
Aran Healy

Partner Ruby WIne, Carlotta Cellars, Thistle Cellars

9.7

Aran had this 7 years ago

Aran had this 7 years ago

Mar 20th, 2014
JP Caldcleugh

JP had this 7 years ago

JP had this 7 years ago

Feb 24th, 2014