Vinca Minor

Adastra Vineyards Merlot

9.59 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Carneros, North 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
Laura Brennan

Carneros Merlot! Brilliant idea. :)

Lean and fruity with a punch. Needs some time to mellow out, but loaded with promise.

Carneros Merlot! Brilliant idea. :)

Lean and fruity with a punch. Needs some time to mellow out, but loaded with promise.

Dec 10th, 2014
Brandon Boesch

So glad I waited on one of these bottles. This is just perfect right now. I’d love to taste this beside some merlot from Bordeaux. Pencil shavings, cherries but with some darker fruits, hint of cocoa, dried herbs, and perfect balanced tannin/acidity. Would love to get some more bottles.

So glad I waited on one of these bottles. This is just perfect right now. I’d love to taste this beside some merlot from Bordeaux. Pencil shavings, cherries but with some darker fruits, hint of cocoa, dried herbs, and perfect balanced tannin/acidity. Would love to get some more bottles.

Aug 21st, 2019
Deaton Pigot

This'll do nicely. #merlot #happythanksgiving #cheers

Nov 27th, 2015
Brandon Boesch

Loving this right now. Beautiful fresh berry, with some light pepper, great balance of acidity. Thank you Jason! Can't wait to follow your wines over the coming years!

Loving this right now. Beautiful fresh berry, with some light pepper, great balance of acidity. Thank you Jason! Can't wait to follow your wines over the coming years!

Oct 22nd, 2015
Brandon Boesch

Really digging this. Evolves with some air. Wish there was more california Merlot like this.

Really digging this. Evolves with some air. Wish there was more california Merlot like this.

Apr 3rd, 2015
Nans

Nans had this 2 years ago

Nans had this 2 years ago

Feb 11th, 2018
Lisa Fetterman

Lisa had this 4 years ago

Lisa had this 4 years ago

Apr 1st, 2016
Local Cellar

Local had this 4 years ago

Local had this 4 years ago

Oct 27th, 2015
Johnnyfishpasta

Johnnyfishpasta had this 5 years ago

Johnnyfishpasta had this 5 years ago

Apr 20th, 2015