Silverado Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot

8.913 ratings
7.82 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
Jim Reed

Fine Wine Room Manager Harbor View Wines and Liquors

9.1

Surprised how well the 1997 is holding up

Surprised how well the 1997 is holding up

Jan 13th, 2016
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

6.6

Sadly, corked

Sadly, corked

Mar 22nd, 2015
Randall Moore

Typical for its time, slightly overdone Merlot, a more “serious” wine after Merlo had fallen out of fashion.
A bit too monolithic for my taste. I had higher hopes for this wine when I chose it. I know the vintage isn’t a critical favorite, but I rarely agree with the herd.
Decent wine, not great, not unlike the winery’s offerings of the era.

Typical for its time, slightly overdone Merlot, a more “serious” wine after Merlo had fallen out of fashion.
A bit too monolithic for my taste. I had higher hopes for this wine when I chose it. I know the vintage isn’t a critical favorite, but I rarely agree with the herd.
Decent wine, not great, not unlike the winery’s offerings of the era.

May 14th, 2018
David. McDougall

Had this bottle for 10 years. Felt like the right time to drink it. Excellent wine.

Had this bottle for 10 years. Felt like the right time to drink it. Excellent wine.

Jul 23rd, 2016
Jonathan Weinberg

Nice wine after so many years of storing enjoyed with family for some special news .....however cork fell apart as we opened

Nice wine after so many years of storing enjoyed with family for some special news .....however cork fell apart as we opened

Apr 19th, 2015
Mr. M

Very smooth and easy to drink before dinner

Very smooth and easy to drink before dinner

Apr 4th, 2015
Derek Hoffman

Pretty darn tasty. I'm not ashamed to say that I dig Merlots.

Pretty darn tasty. I'm not ashamed to say that I dig Merlots.

Jun 30th, 2013
Chad Kaul

Good wine. Beautiful vineyard.

Good wine. Beautiful vineyard.

Feb 23rd, 2013
Joe
8.9

Joe had this a year ago

Joe had this a year ago

Mar 14th, 2019
Peggy Hadley

Peggy had this 2 years ago

Peggy had this 2 years ago

May 28th, 2018