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2012 Sbragia "Home Ranch" Dry Creek Valley Merlot

89-90 points Vinous: "Sbragia's 2012 Merlot Home Ranch jumps from the glass with sweet dark cherries, plums, spices, new leather and menthol. A joyous, exuberant wine, the Home Ranch captures the best qualities of the 2012 vintage. Layers of deeply spiced dark red/blackish fruit inform the finish. There is a lot to look forward to here. (AG)" (2/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A bevy of wines made from Bordeaux varietals include the 2012 Merlot Home Ranch, a solidly made, plump, corpulent Merlot revealing notes of black cherries and white chocolate, medium body, a fleshy mouthfeel and a soft finish. (RP ...Read More » 


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VN 89 - 90

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 » 


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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 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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2013 Decoy Sonoma County Merlot (Previously $22.00)

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. (VB)" (9/2015) Wine Spectator: "Supple and nimbly structured, with appealing notes of red currant and spiced cedar. A hint of tannins frames the finish. Drink now through 2019. (TF, Web-2015)"  


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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 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 Whitehall Lane Napa Valley Merlot

Wine & Spirits: "Soft and simple, this wine’s brandied cherry flavors enrich the texture, making it feel sumptuous without being too sweet. It’s tightened up by the snap of fresh, slightly green tannins. For chopped sirloin burgers." (8/2016) K&L Notes: 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 Rut... Read More » 


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2013 Long Shadows "Pedestal" Columbia Valley Merlot

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of my favorites in the 2013 lineup is the 2013 Pedestal Merlot. Made by Michel Rolland and blended with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and smaller parts Malbec and Cabernet Franc, aged 22 months in 85% new French oak, its deep purple color is followed by fabulous notes of plums, coffee beans, spice box and sweet oak in a full-bodied, decadent, ripe and expansive package. In general, Cabernet was more successful than Merlot in 2013, but you wouldn’t know it by tasting this beauty. Drink it anytime over the coming decade." (6/2016) K&L Notes: From internat... Read More » 


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RP 94

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 Hall Napa Valley Merlot

Praise from Robert Parker: "Hall has quickly become one of the great superstars in the Napa Valley firmament." (12/2015) Tasting notes from the winery: "Deep garnet in color, this wine starts with a beautiful voluminous entry of cascading red fruit and a soft, lush texture. A pretty, floral, fruit-driven wine with aromas of rose petal, very ripe raspberry, milk chocolate, burning embers and vanilla. A serious Merlot-drinker's wine ideal for everyday celebrations. Still in its youth, decanting is recommended one hour prior to drinking." 


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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. (AG) 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 delineati ...Read More » 


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2012 Rombauer Carneros Merlot

Jancis Robinson: "92% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot. Spicy, lightly herbal aromatics with back notes of blue and purple fruit. Flavours of cocoa and liqueur in a field of dried herbs. Quick burst of upfront flavour...ECB)" (6/2016) K&L Notes: Aromas of ripe blood plums and cherry intertwine with subtle 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 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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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

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

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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2004 Pride Mountain "Mountain Top Vineyard Vintner Select Cuvée" Sonoma County Merlot

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated, deep ruby-red. Aromas of smoky redcurrant, graphite and nutty oak, with a suggestion of chocolate liqueur. Lush on entry, then concentrated, sweet and silky-smooth, with rich, slightly high-toned flavors of plum, smoke and graphite. This has lovely sweetness and lift and finishes very long, with big, rich tannins. A major mouthful of mountain Merlot. (ST)" (6/2007) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Pride's regular '04 Merlot was very good. This one's better. Intensely rich and concentrated in the way of mountain wines, it shows huge, ripe cherry marmalade, black raspberry pie fi ...Read More » 


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2013 Rombauer Carneros Merlot

When you hear the name Rombauer you probably think of buttery, toasty Chardonnay, but did you know that the first wine made by Rombauer Vineyards was a Cabernet Sauvignon in 1980 and it's first Merlot in 1983? From the winery: "Merlot’s finest qualities emerge in cooler climates and clay soils, thus it is ideally suited for the Carneros region, where San Pablo Bay meets the southern end of Napa and Sonoma valleys. The Rombauer family have long been fans of the varietal’s rich, silky textures and supple tannins, as well as its versatility with food. The g... Read More » 


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2013 Novelty Hill Columbia Valley Merlot

91 points Wine Spectator: "Polished, focused, multilayered and compelling, with coffee accented black cherry and floral flavors, hinting at apricot as the finish persists. Dances deftly. Drink now through 2022." (9/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One juicy, forward and quaffable beauty is the 2013 Merlot from the Columbia Valley. Medium to full-bodied, textured and straightforward, it gives up lots of juicy black fruits, herbs and earth on both the nose and palate. It’s not going to make old bones, but it will certainly offer plenty of pleasure over the coming 5-6 years. (JD)" (6/2016)  


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WS 91

2012 Paradigm Oakville Napa Valley Merlot (Previously $50)

From winemaker Heidi Barrett: "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." 96% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvigon, 1% Petit Verdot 


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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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2013 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot (375ml)

This Merlot-dominated blend reminds us why Duckhorn earned its reputation as one of California's preeminent sources for Merlot. The 2013 vintage was evenly warm and harvest was early, which the winemaker called "the dream scenario for end-of-season ripening." The perfectly ripe fruit translates in the glass to rich black cherry and plum notes, with an interplay of cedar, cigar box and orange zest. This is delicious now but will cellar well. 


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2010 Mayacamas Mt. Veeder Merlot

About the winery from Antonio Galloni: "Every time I go to Mayacamas there is something new to see. The redevelopment of this historic estate proceeds at what looks like a very rapid pace, even if it will be many years before the results of the work being done today shows up in the wines... The new team headed by viticulturist Phil Coturri and winemaker Andy Erickson is doing important work in redeveloping the vineyard while keeping the healthier existing vines in production for as long as possible." (10/2015) From the winemaker: "Just a few hundred case... Read More » 


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2013 Seven Hills Columbia Valley Merlot

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* This directly appealing, 100% varietal wine offers aromas of raspberries, cranberries, fresh tobacco and a touch of spice. The fruit flavors are lush and forward, with soft tannins and a finish that won't quit. (SS)" (11/2015) Vinous: "Aromas of raspberry, redcurrant, red cherry, tobacco and spices. Juicy, spicy and energetic in a slightly lean, green style, with red berry flavors complicated by a minty nuance and a touch of tartness. Finishes with a light dusting of tannins and moderate complexity... Unlike some of his neighbors, McClellan has lo ...Read More » 


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WE 90

2013 Lewis Cellars Napa Valley Merlot

90 points Wine Spectator: "The tightly wound core is wrapped by a narrow band of plush fruit, with notes of black cherry, espresso, mineral and grilled herb. The tannins are big but ripe. Drink now through 2024. (TF)" (5/2016)  


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WS 90

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

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

2014 Leonetti Walla Walla Valley Merlot (Previously $100)

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

2012 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot

Twomey is the sister winery of Silver Oak. The 2012 has a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot in the blend and was aged for 13 months in French oak (32% new). From the winery: "Our 2012 Soda Canyon Ranch Merlot from the Napa Valley combines the refinement of old world winemaking with the expressiveness and generosity of California fruit. This textural wine has a garnet color and a nose of blackberry, licorice, graphite, tar, dark chocolate, and cloves. The velvety mouth-feel of this wine is remarkable. The palate begins with a hint of blackberry fru... Read More » 


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1991 Matanzas Creek Sonoma Valley Merlot

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Both the 1991 and 1990 Merlots should turn out to be knock-out wines. Moreover, both wines should offer up to a decade's worth of hedonistic drinking. The 1991 reveals that tell-tale smoky, coffee, mocha nose that reminds me of one of my favorite flavors of ice cream from Baskin-Robbins - Jamocha Almond Fudge. In the mouth, the creamy texture, sweet ripe fruit, and lusciousness make for a delicious glass of wine. These top class Merlots remain the benchmark for this varietal in California. (RP)" (10/1993) Wine Spectator: "A rich, tight and compact young Merlot that has lot ...Read More » 


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RP 92


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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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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2005 Rosenblum "Anthony's Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot

Kent Rosenblum started the winery among the shipyards of Alameda, CA in 1978 and has never looked back. 


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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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2003 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red. Sweet nose offers raspberry, cherry and milk chocolate. Fat, lush and sweet, with a soft, pliant, immediately accessible texture and enticing flavors of ripe red fruits. Ripe and aromatic Merlot, finishing with dusty, sweet tannins and lovely length. (ST)" (6/2006) 92 points Wine Spectator: "An openly seductive style, with ripe currant, blackberry and wild berry fruit shaded by splashy mocha and espresso bean oak flavors. It's complex and concentrated, but also quite tannic, so if you pull the cork tonight, decant an hour." (9/2005) 90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*One Star* Intense, fully extracted c ...Read More » 


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1982 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot

Duckhorn didn't make a Three Palms designate this vintage, so all of the fruit went into this bottling. This blend of 84% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon (and a trace of Cabernet Franc) was aged in French oak for 17 months. 


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1990 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot

Wine Spectator: "An alluring wine from one of California's top Merlot producers. Rich and complex, with currant, plum and herb-tinged characteristics. Tight, tannic and compact, with strong oak and leather flavors." (12/1992)  


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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

1991 Arrowood Sonoma County Merlot

90 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* Complex and flavorful, with a rich, supple core of intense currant, cherry and spicy Merlot flavors. Picks up enough tannin on the finish to merit cellaring..." (7/1994) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The knock-out 1991 Merlot exhibits fragrant aromas of coffee and chocolate, and deep black-cherry and blackcurrant fruit. Medium to full-bodied, with a satiny texture and admirable length, this Merlot should drink well for a decade." (4/1994)  


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WS 90

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

2007 Long Shadows "Pedestal" Columbia Valley Merlot

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Pedestal Merlot is the project of Michel Rolland. This latest release is composed of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot aged for 20 months in 80% new French oak. It reveals a fragrant nose of sandalwood, incense, sage, cinnamon, black cherry, and black currant. Elegant on the palate despite its ample size, it is loaded with succulent fruit set off by enough ripe tannin to support an additional 3-4 years of cellaring. (JM)" (8/2010) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Sweet aromas of raspberry, redcurrant and flowers. Plump, ripe and ...Read More » 


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2014 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Merlot

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another well-made, value priced wine is the 2014 Merlot. Aged 18 months in mostly French oak (25% new), it gives up lots of plums, black currants, spice and toasted bread in a charming, supple, deliciously drinkable package. It too should drink nicely for 4-5 years. (JD)" (8/2016) Vinous: "Opaque ruby. Smoke-tinged dark berries and mocha on the nose, lifted by a minty nuance. Smooth and a touch warm on the palate, offering gently sweet black currant and cherry flavors and a touch of pepperiness. Finishes smooth and broad, with round tannins shaping the plush fruit. ...Read More » 


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2006 Agharta "Exhibit B" North Coast Bordeaux Blend (Previously $60)

Jancis Robinson: "Owned and made by Pax Mahle, also winemaker and owner of Windy Gap and ex-owner/winemaker of Pax Wines (which is now wholly owned by Joe Donelan and called Donelan Wines). Bordeaux blend. Big and very ripe. Chewy finish. Hint of rusty nails on the end. (JR)" (2/2012)  


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2007 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2007 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot (96RP, 94WS, 92ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the finest Merlots being made in Napa is the 2007 Merlot (87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon). It has evolved gorgeously since tasted from barrel last year. This sumptuous wine offers beautiful melted chocolate, cocoa, and espresso notes intermixed with black cherry, plum, fig, and blackberry fruit. (RP)" (12/2009) 

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RP 96 WS 94 ST 92

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 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Merlot

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A cross-Napa Valley blend, the 2012 Merlot is their largest cuvée, and is composed of 85.2% Merlot blended with other Bordeaux varietals. Only 21% new oak is used, so the fruit component dominates. A dense plum/purple color is followed by notes of chocolate, berries, tobacco leaf, forest floor and mocha. (RP)" (10/2014) 90 points James Suckling: "A round and simple Merlot with plum, chocolate and olive character. Full to medium body, velvety tannins. Grows on you. Drink and enjoy." (7/2015) Connoisseurs Guide: "*One Star* Nicely defined, black cherry fruit sits in the starring role here even if the wine i ...Read More » 


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RP 92 JS 90

2001 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Merlot (a 6,354-case blend of 94.3% Merlot and 5.7% Cabernet Franc) exhibits fragrant aromas and flavors of espresso roast, coffee beans, smoke, chocolate, and loads of berry fruit. Dense plum/ruby in color with a hedonistic personality, this is a heady, full-bodied wine ... This is a top-flight single-vineyard wine aged completely in French oak, which is in total contrast to the wines made at Silver Oak. (RP)" (2/2005) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark red. Flamboyant, sexy aromas of black raspberry, blackcurrant, chocolate, coffee and smoked meat. Lush, broad and full but q ...Read More » 


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RP 90 ST 90

2003 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Red-ruby. Dark plum, redcurrant, flowers and spices on the nose. Rich, plump and ripe but dry and serious, with complex flavors of plum, redcurrant, tobacco, leather and mocha. Finishes with lush, ripe tannins and a rather sophisticated texture. (ST)" (2/2007) Wine Spectator: "Black cherry and red currant aromas carry over on the palate. Tight and focused, with firm, integrated tannins, ending with a pebbly aftertaste. (JL)" (5/2007)  


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