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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 Emmolo Napa Valley Merlot

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Although this winery has been around since 1944, I am unfamiliar with its wines. Packaged in an interesting bottle with a label sporting green ink, this 2012 Merlot is made in an explosively rich, blockbuster style. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by oodles of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit intertwined with hints of espresso and chocolate. Full-bodied and super-rich, but not overly extracted or astringent, this beautifully made, full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal Merlot should wine the hearts and minds of many California wine enthusiasts. It i ...Read More » 


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RP 92

2012 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Merlot

Connoisseurs Guide: "*One Star & Good Value* Although its somewhat juicy, sweetly oaked aromas of ripe cherries send a signal that this is a wine that could and should be enjoyed soon, it turns out to show a little more structure once past its early plumpness and is one on which it would be wise to wait. It has the right fruity pieces in place to commend four or five years of keeping, and it delivers far more than do most at its price level." (11/2014) Wine Enthusiast: "This vineyard from the Santa Margarita Ranch at the southern end of the appellation produces a wine with blackberry, mint, sla ...Read More » 


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2012 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot

This Merlot-dominated blend reminds us why Duckhorn earned its reputation as one of California's preminent sources for Merlot. The 2012 vintage, with its long hang time, was perfect for making a rich, seamless, structured wine. Winemaker notes: "From its aromas of Santa Rosa plum, creme de cassis, violet and Herbes de Provence to its enticing flavors of olallieberry, sticky toffee and vanilla bean, this is a complex and compelling expression of Napa Valley Merlot." 


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2012 Shafer Napa Valley Merlot

92 points Wine Spectator: "Sleek and supple, this is exactly the style of Merlot that made the wine so popular. Floral red currant and cinnamon spice aromas lead to rich, ripe flavors of black cherry and toasty oak, with a hint of earth. Drink now through 2020." (9/2014)91 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Merlot jumps from the glass with brilliant red cherries, plums, flowers, spices and mint. With time in the glass the flavors blossom beautifully as the wine gains texture and resonance. Merlot still suffers from a less than stellar reputation in some circles, which is unfortunate. Few do it better than Shaf ...Read More » 


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2012 Hall Napa Valley Merlot Top Pick!
2012 Hall Napa Valley Merlot

Excited by the quality of their 2012 vintage, the winery notes that, "Our 2012 Merlot is deep garnet in color, with aromatic notes of wet stone, sun-warmed raspberries, and a slightly cooling fresh fennel. The soft, supple tannins and medium body are distinctive and prized features of our Merlots. The finish offers notes of baking spices. Drink now and over the next five years. 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot. Aged 20 months in 45% new French oak." 


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2009 Burgess "Triere Estate Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot

The Burgess Merlot comes from the Triere Estate Vineyard in Napa's Oak Knoll District, a north-south facing vineyard that produces ripe, luscious grapes. The result is a Merlot that tastes like Merlot, with plum and blackberry fruit, supple tannins and just an accent of oaky spice. 


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2010 Rombauer Carneros Merlot

Rombauer's Carneros Napa Valley Merlot is beefed up with 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and a dash of Petit Verdot. 


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2011 L'Ecole No. 41 Columbia Valley Merlot

91 points Antonio Galloni: "Bright medium red. Seductive perfume of red cherry, rose petal and cocoa powder. Energetic and sharply delineated if a bit tightly coiled in its youth, showing excellent cut to its red cherry, red berry and spice flavors. Finishes with a complex saline quality and very good grip. A classic 2011 in style, in need of a bit of patience. (Stephen Tanzer)" (12/2014) K&L Notes: From one of Washington's premium producers. From the winery: "Layered with enticing aromas of plum and notes of violet, this full bodied Merlot shows a robust core of black cherry, blackberry, and c... Read More » 


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1999 Pride Mountain Napa-Sonoma Merlot

91-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby to the rim. Explosive aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, violet and bitter chocolate. Great sappy sweetness in the mouth: flavors of crushed and crystallized dark berries. Very long, powerful finish features strong but lush tannins. An uncanny combination of sweetness and structure." (6/2001)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* What power and drama have gone into this wonderful wine. Sheer Pomerol, with pencil shaving, black cherry, cedar, chocolate and gamy-meaty aromas and flavors, tinged with violets, and the most voluptuous mouthfeel. Sheer hedonism right thro ...Read More » 


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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. This lush, fruit-driven, hedonistic, sensual Merlot can be drunk over the next 7-8 years. (RP)" (10/2014) Connoisseurs Guide: "Nicely defined, black cherry fruit sits in the starring role here even if the wine is on the more structured, slightly sturdy and less outgoing side o ...Read More » 


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RP 92

2011 Keenan Napa Valley Merlot

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Merlot reveals a wonderful smoky espresso-scented nose with a hint of black cherry liqueur. Medium-bodied and moderately colored, it is not terribly rich or profoundly deep, but it is lush, velvety and endearing. I suspect most wine consumers may prefer this Merlot to some of the more highly rated and concentrated vintages that require a few years of bottle age. This can be enjoyed in its first 3-4 years of life. (RP)" (10/2013) Wine Enthusiast: "Spicy plum and soft, smoky tannins characterize this Merlot, made from 80% estate-grown fruit from Spring Mountain and ...Read More » 


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2012 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good red-ruby. Slightly jammy aromas of dark berries, chocolate and graphite. Sweet, plush and broad, with mouthfilling flavors of dark cherry, cassis, cocoa powder and caramel. Not especially brisk or sharply delineated but finishes with sufficient energy, ripe tannins and very good sweetness and length." (5/2014)91 points Antonio Galloni: "White truffle, smoke, licorice, tobacco and iron are some of the notes that emerge from the 2012 Merlot. Today, it is the wine's ferrous/savory notes that are most prominent. On the palate, the wine is a bit less generous, with firm tannins t ...Read More » 


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2012 Whitehall Lane Napa Valley Merlot

Grapes for Whitehall Lane's Napa Valley Merlot are sourced from their estate vineyard in Rutherford as well as a few select vineyards elsewhere in the valley. The textbook vintage brought in the grapes during the first three weeks of October after a summer of ideal temperatures. The wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 18 months before bottling. From the winery: "This offering begins with aromas of ripe berry and subtle oak tones. The bright flavors of plum, blackberry and black cherry are at its core and deliver a soft, ... Read More » 


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1997 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pahlmeyer's 1997 Merlot may be the finest Merlot ever produced in California. A profound blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, it offers gorgeous smoky, black cherry liqueur aromas mixed with melted fudge. The wine is unctuously-textured, super-concentrated, low in acidity, rich, and multilayered. This is a spectacular, hedonistic effort to drink over the next 15-20 years." (12/2000)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated ruby-red. Explosive aromas of black raspberry, cassis, graphite, tar, minerals and toffee. Lush, superripe and very deep, with almost confectionary sweetne ...Read More » 


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RP 96 ST 93

2012 Parcel 41 Napa Valley Merlot

Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is ripe and simple with cherry, raisin and mushroom flavors wrapped into a softly textured body. The finish is jammy." (12/2013) K&L Notes: From Nine North Wine Company of Napa, dedicated to bringing Napa Valley appellation wine to the weeknight dinner table. Mainly from Stag's Leap District, with 2% Petite Sirah buffing up the structure. Have it with "grilled meats, steak, stew, leg of lamb, tuna and swordfish as well as anything that has a rich red sauce," suggests Nine North. "Our limited production Merlot is enormously rich, ripe and concentrated showin... Read More » 


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2011 Paloma Spring Mountain Merlot

One of the Napa Valley's most famous Merlots, this bottling comes from the Paloma Vineyard and includes between 14-16% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is aged in one-third new and two-thirds used French oak barrels for 18 months. The results are incredibly ageable, with black fruit, tobacco, spice and chocolate notes as a common thread vintage after vintage. 


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2012 Prisoner Wine Co. "Thorn" Napa Valley Merlot

Thorn is a new bottling from winemaker Jen Beloz, who wanted to do something special and reverent with Napa Valley Merlot. The grapes are sourced from small, well-established plots of Merlot that managed to survive the extensive replantings to Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa. The Hudson Vineyard in Carneros and Stagecoach Vineyard in Atlas Peak contribute two such special Merlot plots to this wine. Some Syrah and Malbec are included to round out the depth and fruit, and the wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak (30% new). From the winery: ... Read More » 


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2001 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot Back In Stock!
2001 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot

90 points Robert Parker: "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 to drink over the next 7-8 years. 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." (02/05) 


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RP 90



1999 Pride Mountain "Mountaintop Vineyard" Sonoma County Merlot

The cult following for Pride Mountain has been in full force for years now. Situated high up at the top of Spring Mountain, the winery straddles the Sonoma/Napa county line and commands a spectacular view of Mount St Helena. The property was a winery well over 100 years ago, and now produces some of the more sought after wines in California. The reviewers tend to agree with the collectors, as the wines regularly achieve fantastic scores in numerous respected publications 


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2007 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot
Bid on this bottle 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. This opulent, full-bodied, sexy, prodigious California Merlot should give Kapcsandy’s Roberta’s Reserve a run for its money over the next 15-20 years. One of California’s super-star producers, Pahlmeyer’s wines have a fabulous track record of aging well. This estate was one of Helen Turley’s first clients, and since she departed one of her assistants, Erin Green, has continued to turn out sumptuous reds as well as exquisite Chardonnays." 

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RP 96 WS 94 ST 92

2011 Ridge "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Merlot

92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2011 Merlot Estate is gorgeous. A blast of dark red and black stone fruits melds into a more typical expression of mountain fruit, with savory herb and floral notes that develop in the glass. A kick of bracing 2011 acidity supports a finish laced with iron, smoke, leather and spices. There is plenty to like in this accessible Merlot from Ridge." (7/2014)90 points Wine & Spirits: "Ridge’s high-elevation vineyards grew a soft, appetizing Merlot in 2011, subtly floral in its aromas, plump and plum-fruited in the middle, mountain tannins tightening at the end. Built to drink in the ...Read More » 


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AG 92 W&S 90

2011 Duckhorn "Three Palms Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot

93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "**Two Stars** The best Merlots are wines that charm in their youths but grow in breadth and gain complexity as the years pass, and this one from Duckhorn is a wine that is nowhere near reaching its best even if it is easy to like and shows impressive range even now. It is fully grounded in the rich, cherry-like qualities that define good Merlot, and it is well-balanced, weighty and seductively supple in feel. It teases with complexing touches of toast, sweet cream, graphite and mint that will be amplified as it ages, and, its very considerable immediate ...Read More » 


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CG 93 WS 91

2011 Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Merlot

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Opaque ruby. Spice-accented cherry and blueberry aromas are given depth by licorice and a tarry nuance. Energetic and precise but somewhat pinched in the mid-palate, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. A smoky note builds on a finish firmed by dusty tannins." (1/2014) Wine Spectator: "Offers good structure and focus, with floral red currant and spicy brown tea aromas and flavors of cherry, cedar and dill. The tannins build toward the finish. Drink now through 2021. 4,089 cases made." (1/2015) K&L Notes: Merlot was more successful than many o... Read More » 


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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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2012 Shafer Napa Valley Merlot (375ml)

91 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Merlot jumps from the glass with brilliant red cherries, plums, flowers, spices and mint. With time in the glass the flavors blossom beautifully as the wine gains texture and resonance. Merlot still suffers from a less than stellar reputation in some circles, which is unfortunate. Few do it better than Shafer when it comes to capturing the fruit-driven exuberance of Merlot. Drink this juicy, resonant red over the next few years. Shafer remains a reference-point winery for Napa Valley. In a region where key people come and go every few years, Sh ...Read More » 


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AG 91

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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2012 Ferrari-Carano Sonoma County Merlot

More than a pretty villa, Ferrari-Carano farms 1,400 acres of their own vineyards across Sonoma County, from the bottomland near the Russian River to some of the highest peaks above Alexander Valley, with their own full-time crew and no-expense-spared. Good value in Sonoma County Merlot. "The cool climate, valley-floor vineyards produce supple, fruit-forward wine, while the mountaintop vineyard fruit lends intensity and structure. Upon entering the winery, the hand-harvested grapes are destemmed, cold soaked for five days and then fermented in tank befor... Read More » 


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1996 Beringer "Bancroft Ranch" Howell Mountain Merlot

92 points Robert Parker: "The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Bancroft Ranch may possess an even more saturated, thicker, black/purple color than the 1995. Some tannin has emerged since I tasted it last year, when it was far more velvety. This is a powerhouse, extremely full-bodied, palate-staining wine. Its enormous extract, richness, and elevated tannin seem to suggest this wine is about ready to settle down for a long period of dormancy. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025." 


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RP 92

2007 Leonetti Walla Walla Valley Merlot

92 points Stephen Tanzer: "Bright, full red-ruby. Subdued but pure nose offers cassis, violet, licorice and a whiff of menthol. Juicy, suave and smooth but quite dry; not at all a fleshy style of merlot. In fact, this minerally midweight is made in a distinctly claret-like style. This is blended with 7% petit verdot; past vintages included some cabernet sauvignon and cab franc. (Nov/Dec '09) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Firm in texture, with a tight grip of tannins on the smoky blackberry and currant flavors, persisting on the finish. Needs time to soften.... Read More » 


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2012 Hourglass "Blueline Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot

92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Merlot Blueline is gorgeous. Ripe, racy and deeply expressive, the 2012 impresses for its balance and pure class. Sweet floral and spice notes add attractive overtones to a sexy Merlot built on pure 2012 vintage raciness. (Antonio Galloni)" (12/2014) 89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "All of the 2012 Blue Line wines appear to have outstanding potential. With more saturated, inky color, oodles of ripe fruit, and fuller, more supple and complete personalities, they will be wines to drink in their first 12-15 years of life. Tony Biagi, who did some terrific work at the Plumpjack win ...Read More » 


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AG 92 RP 89 - 91

2012 Selene "Frediani Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot

This small release from Napa wine consultant Mia Klein is sourced from one of Calistoga's old-school farming families, the Fredianis, in one of the warmest regions of the valley. From the winemaker's notes: "Blackberry and raspberry; slightly toasted vanilla bean; darkest chocolate and espresso; slight mineral tone and a lovely floral violet and jasmine. The first sip shows lots of intensity on the initial impact with an alluring, mouth-watering quality; the tannins provide a sweet, chewy texture that lingers nicely in the finish." 


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2002 Pride Mountain "Vintner's Select Cuvée Mountain Top Vineyard" Sonoma County Merlot

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Ratcheting up the level of concentration, complexity, and persistence in the mouth is the 2002 Merlot Vintner’s Select (400 cases). An opulent, heady wine that reveals gorgeously melted toffee notes intermixed with blackberry and cherry liqueur, a hint of smoke, underbrush, and fabulous power and richness, this is extraordinarily pure, dense wine that is about as good as Merlot can be in California. (RP)" (2/2005)  


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RP 93


2009 Robert Foley Napa Valley Merlot

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good bright ruby. Exotic, slightly high-toned aromas of black cherry, blackberry, damp earth, chocolate and licorice. A fat, lush fruit bomb in the mouth, with creamy mocha and chocolate elements adding appeal. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins that will not get in the way of drinking this wine early. In fact, I predict that this wine will show more alcohol with time in bottle, so I'd advise consuming it within the next year or two. (ST) (100% merlot, from Howell Mountain and valley fruit)" (5/2012)  


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ST 90


2002 Paloma Napa Valley Merlot

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Cellar Selection. Tasted in a rather tannic flight, this baby was even more tannic. It pours inky black, and reveals nothing in the aroma, save for grapes and oak. Yet there are powerful signs of a magnificent future, especially the long, sweet finish of blackberry syrup." (10/2005)93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Here is a tight but delicious Merlot whose mountain-side grapes have contributed a level of sinew not often seen in the variety. Its aromas start off with the expected notes of ripe red cherries before picking up more concentrated suggestions of currants and black cherries. In ...Read More » 


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2005 Leonetti Columbia Valley Merlot

This impressively dark merlot has an amazingly pure nose of exotic floral aromas, perfectly ripe red and black fruits, crème cassis and vanilla cream, smoke, and violets. It had great fat and depth as it spreads across the palate. Representative of the vintage, it is perfectly balanced with precision acidity, seamless tannin, and a sweet long finish. The epitome of Washington’s finest Merlots. 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Merlot contains 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot. It spent 14 months in French and American oak and was... Read More » 


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1998 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot

Connoisseurs Guide: "(17% Cab. Franc; 5% Cab. Sauvignon; 3% Petit Verdot). If a little less rugged and a little more open than young Duckhorn Merlot typically is wont to be, this latest offering from one of the Napa Valley's premier makers of the variety is well-ripened and inviting with a frontal mix of juicy cherries and sweet oak. It gets a slight bit gruff at the finish, but its tannins are never out of bounds, and a few years of cellaring should provide it with all the polish that it needs." (4/2001)  


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1987 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot New!
1987 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot

91 points Wine Spectator: "Deep in color and flavor, this is rich, dense but flavorful, with tiers of currant, plum and cherry flavors flanked by toasty oak. Has generous fruit, a pretty aftertaste and the tannins to stand up to a decade of cellaring." (12/1989)  


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WS 91

2002 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot Back In Stock!
2002 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot

93 points Wine & Spirits: "Full and delicious, Pride's merlot achieves a balanced ripeness at the mountaintop border of Napa and Sonoma counties. The wine has density of fruit while it retains a spot-on varietal identity, a flavor of black cherry and rose petal jam. Tannins amplify the richness with a chocolate warmth, evenly meshed with the fruit across the palate." (6/2005)93 points Wine Enthusiast: "What a fabulous Merlot. Yes, it’s dense in texture, like molten metal, with melted tannins, but it’s kept lively with clean acids. Meanwhile, the flavors are sheer mountain fruit: concentrated blackberries and ...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." (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) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 52% Napa and 48% Sonoma fruit ( ...Read More » 


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ST 92 WS 92

2012 Nickel & Nickel "Suscol Ranch" Napa Valley Merlot

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "An herbal, 100% Merlot from a nine-acre ranch in Jamieson Canyon, just south of the town of Napa, this wine is steeped in sage, cinnamon and dense, smoky leather. Soft tannins lend succulence and warmth, while the finish is marked by notes of tobacco and toasted oak." (3/2015)  


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WE 91

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