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.
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.
Our 2011 Soda Canyon Ranch Merlot is a rich, dark, concentrated expression of this noble variety. It has a dark ruby color with red highlights and a robust nose of blackberry confit, cassis, roasted meat and dark chocolate. It has a velvety attack and an extremely long, slightly tannic finish. Given proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2028. Blend: 97% Merlot, 2.8% Cabernet Franc and 0.2% Petit Verdot.
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
Though rich, this red is also vibrant, balanced and full of generous black cherry and blackberry flavors. Hints of spice and smoke add accents to the long, satisfying finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2015 through 2025. 750
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.
The 2012 Promis IGT (Merlot, Syrah and a smaller component of Sangiovese) does indeed deliver on its promise of Gaja-inspired winemaking excellence. The wine opens to a dark garnet color with nicely balanced aromas of blackberry, red cherry and kirsch.... 750
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 James Suckling rating: 92.
From a superb vintage, this wine introduces itself with enticing perfumy aromas of cherries and briar fruit that fill not just glass but space around glass. This Merlot shines with juicy, chewy flavors of cherry pie, blackberry, strawberry, minerality and soil an elegant, mouth-filling wine whose lengthy finish will leave you wanting more. Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92.
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
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.
This wine is from United States, California region, San Luis Obispo sub-region and Paso Robles appellation. Maddalena Merlot shows ripe fruit flavors, including blackberry and plum. The full mouth reveals soft tannins, while the nose offers aromas of black fruit and oak spice from barrel aging. ^^MERLOT Wine BETTER CALIF WINE
2013 William Hill Estate Central Coast Merlot is reminiscent of a bold Cabernet Sauvignon, with its rich flavors and substantial mouthfeel. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry and toasty oak set stage for a palate of decadent black cherry, pepper and chocolate.