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2012 Thomas Coyne Livermore Valley Merlot (Previously $25)

Back in August of last year I was approached by Anne Marie Coyne-Kashkooli, the daughter of Thomas Coyne, who was curious if we were interested in buying a large lot from the Thomas Coyne Winery. To hear that name was a blast from the past for me. For years before I came to K&L I sold the wines out of a little shop in Berkeley that I helped run, and they were always wildly popular with our customers. They were wines of zero pretense, full of charm and ease--so I was all ears. Turned out Thomas, who had been the moving force of the winery, had passed away... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2013 Shafer Napa Valley Merlot

92 points Vinous: "Shafer's 2013 Merlot is wonderfully fresh, brisk and nuanced. Sweet red cherry, plum, mint and expressive spice notes are all pushed forward. This open-knit, fleshy Merlot should drink well for the next handful of years. Shafer is one of Napa Valley's best oiled machines. Year after year the wines deliver the goods in a rich, sumptuous style that defines the very essence of contemporary Napa Valley at its very best. The 2012s are terrific, but Shafer really shines in 2013 and 2014, two vintages in which the wines have a bit more energy and delineation t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2013 St. Francis "Reserve" Alexander Valley Merlot

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The opaque purple 2013 Merlot Reserve spent 20 months in French oak. It has slightly more wood and tannin than its sibling, but wonderfully rich, concentrated, dark black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, stunning concentration, and world-class quality. What is so noticeable in this line-up of St. Francis wines is how much better the oak is integrated than it was 10 or 15 years ago. This wine will benefit from 5 years of cellaring and last three decades." (3/2016)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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RP 94

2013 Columbia Crest "H3" Horse Heaven Hills Merlot

Horse Heaven Hills is located in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains, where dry and sunny conditions evenly ripen the grapes. An warm overall 2013 vintage accelerated ripening, but cooler weather in September allowed for good harvest conditions and fruit-driven flavors enabled by extended hangtime. This 100% Merlot bottling was aged for 18 months in a combination of French and American oak (1/3 new). From the winemaker: "This medium-bodied merlot delivers aromas of spice and blackberry with the perfect balance of earth, cocoa and ripe cherry notes o... Read More » 


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2013 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Merlot

Jancis Robinson: "Spice red and dark fruit with a floral lift. Crisp, linear focus and lots of palate tension with still giving flavour. Taut tannin with balancing acidity and a peppery finish. The structure to age. *Very Good Value* Drink 2015-2025. (ECB)" (2/2016)  


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2013 Barnett Spring Mountain District Merlot (Previously $60)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Lastly, the 2013 Merlot is a beauty. Rich, concentrated, fleshy and fat, this wine from their own vineyard displays plenty of berry fruit, judicious use of toasty oak and a long finish. This is sexy, plump and succulent. Drink it over the next decade or more. (RP)" (12/2015)  


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RP 92

2012 Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Merlot

92 points Vinous: "The 2012 Merlot Estate is an absolute joy to taste. Dark and sumptuous to the core, the 2012 boasts superb richness to match its open-knit, welcoming personality. Plum, black cherry, mocha, sweet herbs, cloves and violets are some of the notes that are laced into the voluptuous, racy finish. Expressive savory undertones are a reminder this is a mountain wine, but the raciness is pure 2012. (AG)" (7/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from 100% Merlot and checking in at 13.5% natural alcohol, the 2012 Merlot Estate sports an inky purple color to go with terrific notes of black cher ...Read More » 


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VN 92 RP 91

2012 Keenan Napa Valley Merlot

91 points Wine & Spirits: "Good Merlot can often seem workmanlike, this one satisfied to hit fragrant notes of ripe cherries with clarity. It’s not pushed, and though there’s oak present in the tannins, it frames the fruit well." (6/2015) Wine Enthusiast: "Combining estate grapes with others from cooler Carneros, this wine offers a dried herb component and plenty of pencil and cedar. Tannic and oaky before airing, it’ll benefit from a decant." (9/2015)  


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W&S 91

2013 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Merlot (15.2% alcohol, along the lines of 2012) has a vivid black cherry nose and blue fruits in the background. One can see the greatness of this vintage in its purity, inky/purple color and wonderful freshness aligned to great ripeness. Wow, this should turn out to be quite special. (RP)" (10/2014) 93 points Vinous: "The 2013 Merlot is dark, powerful and also quite tannic, all signatures of the vintage. Black cherry, mocha, graphite, plum, smoke, licorice and menthol are bold and intense in the glass, but the 2013 is only showing a hint of its potential. Far from ...Read More » 


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RP 91 - 93 VN 93

2012 Columbia Crest "H3" Horse Heaven Hills Merlot

Winemaker notes: "This medium-bodied Merlot delivers aromas of spice and blackberry, with a perfect balance of earth, cocoa and ripe cherry flavors with a rich, velvety finish." 


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2011 J Ludlow "Jane" Merlot Santa Ynez Valley (Previously $25)

80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruity, grapey, berry jam and espresso, light body, developed tannins and long finish. 36 months French oak. 


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2012 L'Ecole No. 41 Columbia Valley Merlot

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine comes from an assortment of top sites across the Columbia Valley and it shows. Aromas of dried herbs, pencil lead, toasty spice and blue and red fruit lead to sweet, rich and appealing flavors. There's intensity but also a good sense of acid and chalky tannic structure backing things up, along with undeniable deliciousness. (SS)" (7/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Firm, focused and dense, with green olive—accented black fruit flavors, finishing with licorice and fine-grained tannins galore. This has depth and length. (HS)" (10/2015) Jancis Robinson: "Plum and black cherry fruit, soft and chu ...Read More » 


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WE 90 WS 90

2013 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Merlot

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I tasted two Merlots from Freemark Abbey. The 2013 Merlot Napa, which comes from multiple sources, is their biggest cuvée (89.1% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec aged almost 16 months in oak). A deep ruby color, with notes of mocha, white chocolate, black cherry and dried herbs, the wine is medium-bodied, shows loads of supple, lush fruit, easygoing soft tannin and a round juiciness. Isn’t this exactly what buyers of Merlot are looking for? (RP)" (12/2015)  


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2012 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot (375ml)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Benefiting from a larger percentage of Three Palms Vineyard fruit than ever before, this majority Merlot also holds Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The result is a density of rich, soft and spicy red fruit supported by structured tannins. This is ready for the table and a wide range of pairings." (12/2015) 90 points James Suckling: "A fresh style of merlot with light chocolate and blueberry character. Medium body, firm tannins and a crisp finish. Food matcher. Drink now." (7/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Focused and deeply structured, with bold blackberry and cedar aromas and fla ...Read More » 


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2013 Decoy Sonoma County Merlot

Wine Enthusiast: "Smoky tar and plum highlight this approachable wine that’s straightforward in focus and intent. Meant for enjoying now, it stays firm and flavorful in the glass, finishing without a fuss." (9/2015)  


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2013 Frog's Leap Rutherford Merlot

92 points Vinous: "The 2013 Merlot is plump and juicy, with plenty of dark red and bluish fruit. Sweet spice, lavender and rose petal open up in the glass, adding further shades of nuance. The Frog's Leap Merlot is not super complex, but it sure is delicious and impeccable in its balance. (AG)" (10/2015) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "There's a healthy 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc in this wine, which is classically structured in red fruit, soft oak and peppery spice. Its cedar notes speak to the Cab within, while the overall texture and breadth of the wine is lengthy, food-ready and impres ...Read More » 


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VN 92 WE 90

2012 Seven Hills Columbia Valley Merlot

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Smooth and palate-coating, it’s 100% varietal, with just the right balance between blackberry and black cherry fruit, and barrel-induced flavors of toffee, toasted macadamia nuts, and café crème." (7/2014) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Polished and supple, with ripe flavors of red berry and dark cherry. Almost syrupy in intensity, this is balanced with mineral nuances and buffed to a sheen on the finish. Drink now through 2019." (11/2014) Jancis Robinson: "Pleasantly juicy, blackberry fruit. Slightly smoky on the finish. Well made, easy-going, liquorice and Worcestershire sauce on the fi ...Read More » 


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WE 91 WS 91

2009 Long Shadows "Pedestal" Columbia Valley Merlot

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* 0 Michel 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." (12/2012) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright 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 ...Read More » 


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1998 Pride Mountain Napa-Sonoma Counties Merlot

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Sleek and elegant, the wine is blessed with fine tannins and supple texture, and its blackberry, plum, cassis, chocolate and herb flavors flood the palate in a rush that finishes long and luxuriously. Top-notch Merlot." (12/2001) 93 points Wine Spectator: "*Spectator Selection* Impressive. Espresso-style, deeply concentrated Merlot, boasting a core of rich currant, coffee, black cherry and anise. Firms up on the finish, where a touch of bay leaf adds complexity to the flavor profile. (JL)" (9/2000)  


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WE 93 WS 93

2013 Whitehall Lane Napa Valley Merlot

From the Winery; 2013 is considered one of the finest growing seasons ever in Napa Valley. We could not have asked for better with outstanding spring weather followed by an ideal summer and a harvest with grapes displaying a wonderful balance between ripeness and structure. The grapes were grown in the winery’s Estate Vineyard in Rutherford and select vineyards throughout Napa Valley.This velvety, lush, mouth-filling Merlot has aromas and flavors of blackberries and plum that are ex-pertly balanced by oak nuances and a hint of mocha. The Cabernet Sauvign... Read More » 


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2012 Rombauer Carneros Merlot

Winemaker's Notes: "Aromas of ripe blood plums and cherry intertwine with subtle, well-integrated notes of oak. This medium-bodied wine is soft and subtle on the palate with flavors of plums and cherries at the forefront, leading to a lifted, aromatic finish that displays a distinct freshness." 


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2013 Emmolo Napa Valley Merlot

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This big, fat, juicy Merlot (15.1% alcohol) is luscious, pure and ripe. It has a dense ruby/purple color and is plump, not terribly complicated, but savory and fleshy. Drink it over the next 8-10 years. (RP)" (12/2015) K&L Notes: Winemaker Jenny Wagner is the daughter of Caymus's Chuck Wagner, and has been working alongside him for years to learn the trade. Grapes for this Merlot were sourced from the cooler Oak Knoll appellation, with the goal of creating a well-balanced but rich and nuanced wine. 


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2013 Ferrari-Carano Sonoma County Merlot

According to the winery: "This is a velvety wine with a complex nose of plum, blueberry pie, cedar and dark cocoa. A fleshy mouthfeel is followed by flavorful notes of black cherry, smoked caramel, espresso and toasty vanilla. With full, generous tannins that coat the palate, this wine has impressive length, lasting acidity and a soft, elegant finish." 


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2013 Hendry "Block 13" Napa Valley Merlot

Wine Enthusiast: "An earthy, funky block-designated wine, this tastes thin despite its fuller-bodied alcohol level. A plethora of fresh-picked herb and forest characterizes this effort, which finishes in thick tannin." (3/2016)  


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2012 Kathryn Kennedy "Serious" Santa Cruz Mountains Merlot

Wine Spectator: "Sleek and supple, with notes of succulent cherry, cedar and fresh herb. Drink now through 2017. (TF)" (10/2014)  


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1996 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1996 Merlot (3,000 cases) is a worthy rival. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, this blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc tips the scales at a heady 14.6% alcohol. Could it be better than the 1997? The wine is opaque black/purple-colored, with a knock-out nose of plums, black cherries, chocolate, raspberries, licorice, and toasty new oak. Viscous in the mouth, with superb purity, this is a riveting, mind-boggling Merlot that sets a new reference point for this varietal in California. It can be drunk now, but has the potential to last for 15 or more ...Read More » 


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2014 Leonetti Walla Walla Valley Merlot

91 points Wine Spectator: "Dense, with cherry and herbal overtones wrapped in firm, fine, peppery tannins, swerving into a long, expressive finish. Needs time to soften the edges. Best from 2018 through 2023." (5/2016) K&L Notes: From the producer: "Placing one’s nose into a glass of this year’s Merlot results in an immediate smile. It leads with a gorgeous pure fruit nose of compote reduction and graham cracker that jump from the glass. It is so rich, lush, and pure. It is a positively delicious wine that I cannot help but drink more of today, but will easily age 10+ years for those of you wh... Read More » 


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WS 91


2001 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot

93 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2003* Beautifully crafted, exquisitely balanced and rich in currant, exotic spice and ripe blackberry fruit. Turns spicy and exhibits pretty mocha-scented oak, with a long, broad, rich aftertaste." (11/2003) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good dark red. Smoky aromas of black raspberry, coffee and nutty oak. Lush, fat and sweet, with layered flavors of black raspberry and sweet oak. Quintessential Pride Merlot, with strong fruit complemented but not overwhelmed by 100% new oak." (6/2004) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Merlot (a blend of Napa and Sonoma fruit) possesses a healthy dark ruby/purp ...Read More » 


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2006 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Made in the Pride style, this is a big, powerful wine that should age well. It’s enormously ripe, with flamboyant cassis, cherry pie filling, milk chocolate, licorice and smoky oak flavors that are wrapped into thoroughly modern, softly refined tannins." (7/2009) 92 points Connoisseurs Guide: "**Two Stars** Wispy suggestions of loam and briar are almost obscured by chocolate and cherries in the highly ripe aromas of this one, but, the wine judiciously takes a step back in the mouth from excess and eschews simple ripeness in favor of sweet oak and deep, fully extracted fruit. Its pushy t ...Read More » 


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WE 93 CG 92

2012 Newton "Unfiltered" Napa Valley Merlot (Previously $45)

Wine Enthusiast: "Plum and blueberry combine to nice effect in this wine that is dense and chewy at the beginning but yields softer textures as it goes. A sprinkling of cocoa and cinnamon accents the finish." (6/2015) Wine Spectator: "Offers bold aromas of red currant and toast, with racy, supple flavors of black cherry, spice and rosemary. Drink now through 2020. 3,284 cases made. (Web Only, 2015)"  


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2004 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot

94 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and fleshy, with a pretty dash of toasty oak. The fruit is sweet, with currant and berry flavors that are intense, concentrated and complex, ending with a pretty burst of fruit and oak that lingers. Well-structured, with ripe tannins." (2/2007) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark red. Sexy, expressive, slightly high-toned nose melds redcurrant, cranberry, leather and nuts. Supple and refined, with a creamy texture to the red fruit and spice flavors. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and lovely aromatic persistence. Slightly high-toned throughout but not overly sweet. I find this q ...Read More » 


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2012 Ehlers Estate St. Helena Merlot

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dark ruby/plum/purple-colored 2012 Merlot possesses sweet black cherry and plum fruit, medium to full body, a lush texture, and impressive purity, length and overall personality. It is difficult to understand why Merlot still receives so much criticism given wines such as this. Enjoy this beauty over the next 7-8 years." (10/2014) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a rich, inviting wine with characteristics of dried cranberry and red currant, replete with dusty, spicy tannins and spicy, spiked vanilla. Lush, the tannins are soft and supple, a tad smoky, and the secondary element ...Read More » 


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RP 92 WE 92

2002 Vérité "La Muse" Sonoma County Proprietary Red

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This 93% Merlot / 7% Cabernet Franc blend (92% from the Alexander Mountain Estate, 6% from Bennett Valley and 2% from Knight’s Valley) is a 'kissing cousin' of the 2001, only softer and more flamboyant. Classically Californian in its exuberant, flamboyant, super-rich, unctuously textured style, the tannins are softer than in the 2001, but the wine unquestionably has the potential to last for another quarter of a century. It exhibits an opaque plum/purple color along with abundant notes of cassis, licorice, graphite, coffee cake and spice box. More approa ...Read More » 


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RP 99 ST 92

2013 Arietta "Hudson Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot

96 points Vinous: "The 2013 Merlot Hudson Vineyard emerges from the oldest vines in Lee Hudson's famous Carneros vineyard. Deep, rich and unctuous, yet impeccably balanced throughout, the 2013 is a real head-turner. Layers of fruit open up in a distinctive, Merlot endowed with real depth and personality. The 2013 is even better from bottle than it was from barrel. Once again, I was quite taken with Fritz Hatton's Arietta. The wines are made in small quantities and are available only in a few markets, but from a purely qualitative perspective, they are as good as anything b ...Read More » 


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VN 96 RP 94

1973 Louis Martini "California Mountain" Napa Valley Merlot

Martini established his first business in 1922, smack in the middle of Prohibition (in force in the US from 1919 until 1933). He was therefore limited to making "sacramental and medicinal" wines at first. With the end of Prohibition, Martini became one the first winemakers in California to produce vintage varietal table wines in quantity, and at reasonable prices. His son's 1968/70 Merlot was the first varietal Merlot made in the U.S. Sourced from prime vineyards in Napa and Sonoma, including Monte Rosso in the mountains above Sonoma Valley and La Loma i... Read More » 


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2013 Duckhorn "Three Palms Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot

This Merlot-dominated blend reminds us why Duckhorn earned its reputation as one of California's preminent sources for Merlot. The 2013 vintage had great weather and was perfect for making a rich, seamless, structured wine. Winemaker notes: "The 2013 growing season yielded a riveting expression of Three Palms Vineyard Merlot, with a rich entry and pure and polished flavors of cherry, cassis, pomegranate, and blackberry. On the palate, these gorgeous fruit elements mingle with complex layers of leather, wet river rock, eucalyptus and black tea. Warm earth... Read More » 


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2013 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot

From the most noteworthy label of Napa Valley Merlot, Duckhorn turns in a great bottle from the triumphant 2013 vintage. Sourced from both Duckhorn's estate vineyards and some select growers around Napa, the wine includes a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc to round it out and was aged in French oak (25% new) for 15 months before bottling. From the winemaker: "This gorgeous wine displays intense aromas of ripe cherry, followed by more nuanced elements of cedar, sweet spices, orange peel and cigar box. On the palate, layers of black raspberr... Read More » 


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2012 Decoy Sonoma County Merlot

Wine Enthusiast: "Taking time to come around aromatically, it opens up with plum and bright red cherry fruit that follow on the palate, a touch of savory tobacco suggested around the tannins. On the finish expect a balance of spice and sweet as black pepper and caramel compete for affection." (10/2014) Wine Spectator: "Rather plush and jammy for a Merlot, with notes of cherry pie and caramel. Drink now through 2017." (10/2014) K&L Notes: From Duckhorn Wine Company. 


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2012 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot Back In Stock!
2012 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

97 points James Suckling: "This continues to be a benchmark for Napa merlots for me with soft and velvety tannins, earth, mushroom and meat character. White truffle too. Unique nose. Full body and a juicy, long, long finish. Drink or hold." (7/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "An unapologetically plump and flamboyant style that offers pure pleasure. Blackberry and spicy toast aromas lead to rich, complex flavors of black cherry and mocha, with a hint of dry herb. The finish lasts forever. Drink now through 2020." (11/2014) 90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good red-ruby. Slightly jammy aromas of dark berries, chocolate and graphite. Sweet, plush ...Read More » 


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2009 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot Back In Stock!
2009 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

94 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2012* Plush and richly structured, but with a dense, structured core, offering aromas of red currant and toasty mocha that lead to complex flavors of black cherry and Asian spice. Loamy, ripe tannins sneak in on the finish. Drink now through 2018." (5/2012) K&L Notes: Harvested from the Pahlmeyer Waters Ranch & Rancho Chimiles vineyards in Napa Vellye, the 2009 Pahlmeyer Merlot is complemented by 11% Cabernet. It was aged in 80% new French oak for 18 months. From the winery: "Deep purple in color, the 2009 Merlot offers olallieberry and freshly-bake... Read More » 


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WS 94

2005 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Merlot from their holdings on Atlas Peak has fresh brambleberry, mulberry and mocha-infused fruit, medium to full body, excellent acidity, and wonderful vibrancy and vigor. It is youthful at age 10. The alcohol level is listed at 15.2%, but again, it is completely hidden by the wine’s wealth of concentration. This wine can be drunk now, but promises to hold and even evolve for another 10-15 years. (RP)" (6/2015) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good red-ruby. Dark fruit aromas complicated by violet, bitter chocolate and minerals; more complex than the young 2006. Tightly wound bu ...Read More » 


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2005 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot

93 points Wine Spectator: "Rich and concentrated, with bold aromas of plum, currant and mocha leading to complex, layered blackberry, licorice and spice flavors that finish with a flourish of ripe, minerally tannins. (JL)" (11/2007) 91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Wonderfully rich and well-concentrated aromas of sweet oak and optimally ripened cherries make for a stellar start here, and the wine more than lives up to its promise with powerful, keenly proportioned flavors brimming with precise varietal fruit. Big, but beautifully balanced with a long, insistent finish, it is a generous and involving Merlot even now ...Read More » 


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2012 Gundlach Bundschu Sonoma Valley Merlot

Wine Enthusiast: "Sourced from the winery’s estate vineyard, this bottling presents a compelling depth of earthiness, a stony, rocky sense that gives it a savory edge. Tobacco and tea surround ample plum and blueberry. The wine is approachable and soft, with tiny percentages of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot." (9/2015)  


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2012 Paradigm Oakville Napa Valley Merlot

From the Winery; The 2012 Merlot is medium dark ruby in color with clean aromatics of ripe plums and cherries layered with light touches of spice and sweet French Oak notes. Truly a yummy Merlot across the mouth it is soft and silky, truly a seamless wine. Nice purity of flavors here with an exciting flavor profile, lively but with a nice finish. I love the mouth feel and ripeness we were able to get from our vineyard in 2012. This is an easy wine to love. 96% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvigon, 1% Petit Verdot 


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2002 Behrens & Hitchcock "Alder Springs" Mendocino Merlot (Previously $50)

90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There was nothing to complain about with the 2002 Merlot Alder Springs Vineyard. Gorgeously sweet red, blue, and black fruits jump from the glass along with hints of cola, earth, and new oak. Spicy, with excellent texture as well as ripeness, and a lush, up-front texture and taste... (RP)" (12/2003) 89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good medium ruby. Highly aromatic nose combines blackberry, cassis, spice cake, cocoa powder, mocha and chocolate. Superripe, sweet and supple, with vibrant flavors of blackberry, violet, spice cake and dark chocolate. A big, rich, chocolatey wine finishing wit ...Read More » 


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2007 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot 1.5L

92 points Connoisseurs Guide: "This outstanding effort from a long-time champion of Merlot conveys all of the plush and outgoing black cherry fruit that marks the very best varietal bottlings. It is full and fleshy with just the right touch of structural grip, and it has real potential for growth even while being inviting now. It will satisfy in the short term with a juicy Porterhouse steak, but it is bound to get better and will gain in complexity for six to ten years." (4/2011) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "As usual with Duckhorn's red wines, this Merlot is more tannic and acidic than most anything coming from the ...Read More » 


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CG 92 WE 92

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