The Hess Collection

Treo Winemaker's California Merlot Blend

8.746 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
California, USA
Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah
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
"Odedi"

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, spices, chocolates, mocha, tobacco, earth and black pepper.

Medium to full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, spices, vanilla, wood, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice California Red Blend. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Tastes like a typical California Red Blend. This 4 year old is still drinking nicely, but won't last for long. Wine Enthusiasts 84 points.

A blend of mainly Petite Sirah with Syrah, Zinfandel, Merlot and a hint of Malbec.

I paired it with a lamb burger and sweet potatoe fries. (cheat day 😊)

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$17.

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, spices, chocolates, mocha, tobacco, earth and black pepper.

Medium to full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, spices, vanilla, wood, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice California Red Blend. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Tastes like a typical California Red Blend. This 4 year old is still drinking nicely, but won't last for long. Wine Enthusiasts 84 points.

A blend of mainly Petite Sirah with Syrah, Zinfandel, Merlot and a hint of Malbec.

I paired it with a lamb burger and sweet potatoe fries. (cheat day 😊)

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$17.

Aug 21st, 2018
JFP
8.4

Too thin. Not worth the price.

Too thin. Not worth the price.

Feb 2nd, 2020
Mark C
6.5

Good looking wine, full bodied upon immediate sip. A little acidity. But very strong nose, and very bitter finish. Don’t like the finish.

Good looking wine, full bodied upon immediate sip. A little acidity. But very strong nose, and very bitter finish. Don’t like the finish.

Aug 8th, 2019
Dominick Zito

Fruit forward with light dry finish without heavy tannins

Fruit forward with light dry finish without heavy tannins

Apr 16th, 2019
Chris Erkel

Just awful. Literally poured it down the drain and it was not corked.

Just awful. Literally poured it down the drain and it was not corked.

Mar 2nd, 2019
Andrew Bros

Light, smooth red with little tannins. Cherry flavors.

Light, smooth red with little tannins. Cherry flavors.

Oct 5th, 2018
Lady C
8.8

Good chugging red. I don’t get the bitter comments, but I’ve only had the 2014. Nice restrained fruit, not much in the way of tannin... What’s not to like?

Good chugging red. I don’t get the bitter comments, but I’ve only had the 2014. Nice restrained fruit, not much in the way of tannin... What’s not to like?

May 7th, 2018
Kelli

Tall grass. Really nice spice for a blend. Leans toward cab. Still nicely rounded/smooth

Tall grass. Really nice spice for a blend. Leans toward cab. Still nicely rounded/smooth

Apr 5th, 2018
Dee Raffaeli

This medium-bodied wine has ripe and semisweet flavors like cherry juice and plum jam that give a soft impression on the palate. The blend is a mix of Syrah, Zinfandel, Merlot and a hint of Malbec resulting in a wine that is rich and full of flavor. The red fruits are ripe and bold, but not overly so. Tannins are purposefully softer and easy drinking 

This medium-bodied wine has ripe and semisweet flavors like cherry juice and plum jam that give a soft impression on the palate. The blend is a mix of Syrah, Zinfandel, Merlot and a hint of Malbec resulting in a wine that is rich and full of flavor. The red fruits are ripe and bold, but not overly so. Tannins are purposefully softer and easy drinking 

Mar 20th, 2018
Jasmine Harris

Not bad. Cherry hint. Better wines out there for the price

Not bad. Cherry hint. Better wines out there for the price

Dec 4th, 2017