Red | Merlot | United States | California | 750ml
The Tasting Panel gave this 2009 vintage 90 points describing it as a “pleasing and vivacious value driven slice of sunshine.” We couldn’t agree more! The grapes used to craft this classic Bordeaux-style Merlot originate from the renowned region of Pomerol, France and grow on the clay soil of the Sierra foothills of California. The result is a medium-bodied wine offering both black and red fruits, alongside of vanilla and spicy cedar. It will pair seamlessly with richer meats like lamb and beef.
Three-quarters of the grapes for our 2005 Merlot came from vineyards in the Oakville, Rutherford and Calistoga districts of upper Napa Valley, with the balance from the cooler Carneros district.
Fruit aromas keyed on fresh black cherry, blueberry and plum, with fragrant scents of rose petal, tea-leaf, tobacco and cocoa adding interest and complexity. On the compact, supple palate, vibrant cherry, blackberry and cassis flavors are enlivened by a zesty black-tea spiciness that segues into a long, cocoa-tinged finish.
Red | Merlot, Shiraz | South Africa | 750ml
Red | Merlot | United States | 750ml
Red | Merlot | Chile | Rapel Valley | 750ml
This Decoy Red Wine possesses alluring aromas of blackberry, blueberry, black currant and raspberry, supported by holiday spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. On the palate, this wine is lush and juicy, with a fleshy mid-palate and soft, velvety tannins. Subtle oak-inspired elements of cedar and walnut accentuate the rich dark fruit flavors, giving them an enticing berry pie/cobbler quality.
The 2010 Decoy Sonoma County Merlot is lush and enticing with aromas that strike an appealing balance between vibrant cranberry and deeper, dark berry notes, with sophisticated hints of white pepper and forest floor. The palate is rich and beautifully structured, offering a lush core of dark, ripe fruit wrapped in smooth, firmly textured tannins.
Red | Merlot | Italy | 750ml
Red | Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon , Petite Sirah | United States | California | 750ml
Taste the fruit of Envy! This wine is comprised of the three red varietals grown on our estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah. The nose wafts of freshly picked berries and toasted hazelnuts. This luscious, full bodied blend begins with strawberry and raspberry essences. Bee Bee's then slowly spreads to the rest of the pallet revealing depth with hints of blackberry and elderberry. The finish leaves one with a slight vanilla and white pepper spice that will linger until your next sip!
Red | Merlot , Cabernet Franc , Cabernet Sauvignon , Petit Verdot | Italy | Tuscany | 750ml
The Poggio Bestiale vineyard covers approximately 20 hectares of land in the town of Magliano in the production area of Maremma. Its proximity to the Tyrrhenian coast allows the vines to benefit from the Meditteranean climate. Intense, bold aromas of cherry and raspberry abound. Full-bodied and persistent with smoky, spicy, and earthy flavors. Ripe, sweet tannins and ample acidity finish off this wine.
"The 2008 Poggio Bestiale flows from the glass with layers of succulent red cherries, menthol, licorice and sweet spices. An authoritative finish rounds out this polished, super-ripe wine. This is an excellent showing from Fattoria di Magliano. Poggio Bestiale is 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine spent 16 months in French oak barrels." Wine Advocate (91 Points)
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot | United States | California | 1.5L
Red | Merlot | United States | California | 1.5L
Red | Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese | Italy | Tuscany | 750ml
"The 2008 Promis caresses the palate with layers of bright red fruit, sweet spices and tobacco. It is an open, accessible wine to enjoy young while the fruit retains its juiciness. Promis is 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese.' Wine Advocate (89 Points)
Dark purple and full of flavor, this fragrant Merlot showcases sweet raspberry aromas backed by wisps of black pepper. A taste reveals a round, well bodied red wine with darker flavors of cassis and chocolate framed by medium tannins and a soft touch of acidity. A slight dryness and a hint of vanilla support this wines long finish. Try this wine with rosemary grilled pork tenderloin or grilled radicchio wedges brushed with olive oil.
Red | Merlot | United States | Washington | 750ml
This red is round, generous and expressive, offering plum, loganberry, cherry and clove flavors that pick up hints of loam and floral character as the finish tightens its focus. Impressive for its length and deft balance. Best from 2013 through 2019. 1,994 cases made. Wine Spectator 95 Points - #11 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012Michel Rolland’s Long Shadows wine is 83% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Bay leaf and pretty herb scents introduce a wine that remains tightly wound. Black cherry and cassis flavors are set in a frame of smoky espresso. The tannins are polished, and the finish is deliciously long. Wine Enthusiast 93 PointsBright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of black cherry, melted licorice and minerals. Sweet, ripe and strong, with a distinctly sappy quality to its black cherry and sexy oak flavors. This struck me as more masculine than the 2008 version and every bit as fresh--and in need of longer bottle aging. Finishes classically dry and long, with solid backbone. Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar 92 Points It’s a blending grape,” Shoup continues to maintain about Merlot, “and has to be grown in really special ways to achieve greatness standing alone” – he should surely have added: “in special places” – but, nonetheless, he felt that given its status as something of a signature grape for Washington, he should (to hear him tell, with considerable effort) persuade Michel Rolland to render a Merlot showcase, of which 2009 Pedestal is the latest installment, prominently featuring Red Mountain fruit, while involving small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and (for the first time) Malbec. Scents of cherry preserves, mint, peat, espresso roast, toasted coconut and caramelized resin, presage a correspondingly complex, torrefied and confitured palate impression. The polish and plushness here are impressive as is the wine’s sheer sweet and smoky length, though a hint of heat does creep into the finish from 14.9% alcohol. This definitely should be served no warmer than 65 degrees Fahrenheit. I imagine it will remain fresh for at least the better part of a decade. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91 Points
Red | Merlot | Chile | 750ml
78% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot. The 2008 Columbia Valley Merlot offers up aromas of balsam wood, spice box, tobacco, violets, cassis, and blackberry. Savory on the palate, ifslightly austere, another 1-2 years of bottle should fill the wine out. It will drink well through 2023.
The 2009 Merlot growing season was marked by a warm end of summer which brought the fruit to a near-perfect level of ripeness by mid September. Cloverdale Ranch Merlot displays a broad range of characters from the ripe red fruit on the nose to the rich cocoa notes in the finish. There is a firm, tannic backbone that is tempered with a lush velvety textured mouthfeel. This is a wine with incredible diversity for food pairing but can certainly be enjoyed on it's own.
78% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.Powerful is a way to describe the 2009 PlumpJack Merlot. Primary aromas of baked plums, cardamom, mulling spices and blackberry are followed by aromas of chocolate, vanilla beans and coffee. On the palate flavors of berry cobbler, plums and cocoa are followed by flavors of herbes de Provence, cedar and cigar smoke. The 2009 shows more firmness than the 2008 and will be at its best with two hours of decanting. We like to describe this wine as the “vin de garde” of the last three vintages of Merlot.
Dark ruby. Assertive aromas of raspberry, cherry and fresh flowers, with vanilla and mint accents building with air. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering gently sweet red fruit flavors and a hint of candied rose. Shows very good energy and clarity on the long, vanilla-tinged finish. This wine was sourced from 13 acres' worth of parcels within the Monte Bello vineyard that yielded a total of only 25 tons of fruit. International Wine Cellar 91 Points