Layered with enticing aromas of plum, clove and notes of violet, this full-bodied Merlot shows a robust core of cherry, blackberry and cola on a seamless finish of fine-grained, yet firm tannins. Wine Spectator rating: 89.
With firm tannins and exceptional length, this is a lovely and age-worthy wine that shows how much Merlot can excel in a cooler growing season. aromas are rich and inviting with layers of amaretto, sweet spice and cedar. On palate, lush flavors of plum, blackberry and cherry dominate, with tannins adding structure and depth. The Wine Advocate rating: 90.
Deep ruby color with a crimson hue. Subtle nuances of cherry and mint aromas support an abundance of mulberry and plum fruit. A soft and supple bouquet of lush plum, cedar and hints of blackberry are framed with silky tannins. Blueberry essence builds on back palate for a smooth finish. Blend: 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
2013 Merlot is first appellation designate wine to be released. We have a special place in our heart for Rutherford AVA. It produces pure Bordeaux varietal wines with exquisite character. Plush aromatics of blackberry and violet are confirmed on palate with a finish full of iron and dusty tannins. Classic to region.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94. Evoking a dark berry coulis brushstroke, this Merlot presents a nearly black core with a shimmering ruby edge. Aromas of ripe black plum, fresh-baked pie crust and savory soy waft gently from glass. palate is complex and layered, with notes of wild blackberry, sandalwood, bay leaf, cinnamon oil, brown butter and orange peel. A gorgeous mouth-feel showcases an alluring shale-like minerality and fresh acidity on a firm bed of sweet tannins. Deep and concentrated, finish serves as a potent reminder of wine's highelevation Napa Valley pedigree. Blend: 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec
Our 2010 Merlot is a plush, thoroughly satisfying wine. Dark fruits made up of blackberry preserves, fig, and current lead into a rich palate of toasted almond and cherry. Lingering dark cherry and cocoa complete finish.
2011 Merlot has been aged in thirty-three percent new French and American oak barrels for eighteen months. resulting wine shows intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and cassis. Complex nuances of cocoa and coffee bean emerge as wine opens up. This is a big Merlot that will age for many years to come. The Wine Advocate rating: 88.
Inhale deep, pleasant aromas of our 2011 Merlot and one will find dark jammy blackberry, licorice and graham cracker. This sumptuous wine is soft like crushed velvet, yet bold like black leather; flavors of blueberry, tobacco and black pepper mingle together. Though stout in structure, yet still well-behaved, this wine finishes strong and invites another sip.
2011 Swanson Napa Valley Merlot presents immediate appeal, showing a vibrant garnet color and robust aromas of freshly-crushed red and black cherries. Notes of sweet blackberry, coffee and allspice add further complexity. In mouth, wine exhibits ample black and red fruits, medium body and a fragrant, lingering finish. Expect optimum drinkability from 2014 through 2022. Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 91.
Opaque depth of ruby red color, merlot expresses rich dark fruit aromas composed of blackberry, black currant, blueberry and dark cherry. There is a dark chocolate nuance with integrated spicy oak. Coupled with rich dark fruit, there is a hint of arugula adding to complexity. entry and finish are very smooth with integrated fruit resembling black cherry, overall balance of fruit, body, tannin and acidity are impeccable. velvety texture coupled with richness of flavor provides a profile that delivers from initial sip, one that continues on palate for a very long finsh. The Wine Advocate rating: 92.
Australian Wine Companion rating: 95. Balnaves Cabernet-Merlot is a deep red color with intense aromatics of blackberry, elderberry. Cassis fruit and toasty oak. palate is medium bodied, showing soft plum and cassis fruit with warm spice from fine oak treatment and firm but fine grained tannins. A sense of austerity that will reward good cellaring. Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot
A Merlot for Cabernet lovers, 2010 Napa County Merlot is a surprise, giving everything varietal should, plus much more. This full bodied wine starts with enticing aromas of deep, lush fruit blackberry, cherry, strawberry and cassis with hints of earth and caramel. Juicy flavors of black fruit show generously on palate and complimenting blend of intense flavors and silky tannins show just how complex Merlot can be.
Yellow Tail Cabernet Merlot combines the blackberry aromas of the Cabernet Sauvignon with the ripe fruit flavors of the Merlot, creating a delicious blend of spice and sweetness. Enjoy with some good cheese & an open fire, or simply on its own with...
On nose, floral notes of crushed violet lead way to dark fruit aromas of black cherries, ripe plum and summertime blackberries. Complex aromas that continue to evolve in glass. On palate, wine is well structured and balanced, offering flavors of blackberry and plum, with a hint of dark chocolate and fine leather. mouthfeel is full and rich, with velvety soft tannins that continue through wines long-lasting finish Delicious with duck, barbecued chicken, cherry-glazed pork tenderloin, beef and lamb dishes, tomato-based pastas and black olive and mushroom pizza. Blend: 89% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
[yellow tail] Cabernet Merlot combines the blackberry aromas of the Cabernet Sauvignon with the ripe fruit flavours of the Merlot, creating a truly Australian blend of spice and sweetness.
Layered with enticing aromas of black plum, espresso, violet and red flower, this full bodied Merlot shows a robust core of dried cherry, blackberry, and baking spice on a seamless finish of fine-grained yet firm tannin. Blend: 80% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
A Merlot for Cabernet lovers, the 2010 Napa County Merlot is a surprise, giving everything the varietal should, plus much more. This full bodied wine starts with enticing aromas of deep, lush fruit – blackberry, cherry, strawberry and cassis – with...
2012 Napa Valley Merlot immediately captures attention with its perfumed black cherry, red plum and blackberry aromas, which are nicely complemented by hints of mineral and dried herbs. Boasting considerable depth and concentration on palate, wine offers rich, vibrant, dark cherry and plum flavors, with notes of sage, tea-leaf spice and a flinty minerality adding zest to long, cherry-laced finish. Immensely appealing now, this fragrant, delicious Merlot will profit from another 5-7 years' aging. An excellent companion to pork, pheasant and veal. The Wine Advocate rating: 92.
Layered with enticing aromas of plum and notes of violet, this full bodied Merlot shows a robust core of black cherry, blackberry, and cola on a seamless finish of fine-grained yet firm tannin.
Aromas of violets and blueberries are followed by a fleshy palate of blackberry and chocolate, woven with licorice and black tea. Elegant tannins add weight and a polished texture and lead to a bright, lush finish. Delicious upon release, this Merlot will benefit from five years of cellaring from vintage and continue to age gracefully for at least ten years. Wine Enthusiast rating: 90.