Assiduous Wines

Kells Vineyard Merlot 2019

Raspeberry, Sequoia, Santa Cruz Mtn soil.

Carbonic maceration, destmmed after 10 days, fermented on-skins for some time more, pressed to mouthfeel, native ferment, unfined, unfiltered, 13% abv. Slightly cloudy without notable sediment.

I really appreciate this wine, while my friend is bonkers for this wine. Easily approachable, easy drinking & pair-able, does not seek to destroy (thank you!)

Very pleasant, fruity, great on its own or with food. Great without decant (notes potent for me though), I enjoyed more with 1 hour decant. Enjoy now.
— 9 days ago

Daniel, Jeremy and 3 others liked this

Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Merlot 2017

I have always been a fan of Stags’ Merlot. Subtle tannins, juicy fruit, great acidity. The 17 vintage fits right in. And with a sale at Cosco for 20 bucks I am buying a case ASAP. — 9 days ago

Daniel, Alex and 4 others liked this

Rutherford Hill

Napa Valley Merlot 2015

Plush and rich Merlot. Quite powerful and high in tannins. Aromas and flavors of dark plums and black fruits. Hints of leather, oak, baking spices, black licorice and grilled herbs. Long and velvety finish. — 14 days ago

Paul, Mike and 1 other liked this

Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2017

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, blackberry, currant, vanilla and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins. — 11 days ago

LM, Alex and 8 others liked this

Seavey Vineyard

Napa Valley Merlot 2005

Double decant and pour (decent sediment). A formidable dark garnet color with some bricking. On the nose: very aromatic nose of dark plum, green vegi, leather, sandlewood, menthol, wet forest floor. Taste: soft, rich, medium body wine with dark plum, tobacco, smoke, minerals, and a very dry spicy minty mocha medium plus finish. — 3 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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L'Ecole No. 41

Columbia Valley Merlot 2017

Dark red purple with near black core. Inviting nose of black plum and graphite. Full-bodied palate confirms the nose with moderately firm tannins and medium plus acidity. Lingering dark graphite finish. This is what a “stinkin’ Merlot” should be like. Big, plush, and dark fruity. The almost Bordeaux-like mineral note adds to its capacity as a classic accompaniment to light cuts of beef, medium cheeses, or everyday casseroles. I’m enjoying with beef stroganoff. Drink now through 2025. — 14 days ago

Jonathan, Byron and 5 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

Merlot got a bad rap. Sometimes deservedly. Tell the naysayers to watch Sideways. They might get it. Then again.
Byron C Mayes

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@Daniel Bloom - No one should watch Sideways for anything other than entertainment value. It is a nice enough movie, but a poor commentary on wine.

Folie à Deux

Ménage à Trois Lavish California Merlot 2018

A nice simple semi sweet wine. You can taste the velvety chocolate taste with a small hint of blueberry which is a nice touch. Definitely recommend this wine to any blueberry lover — 14 days ago

Alex, LM and 2 others liked this

Erba Mountainside Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2004

Wow. You’d never know this was a Merlot. Mushroom, red currants, and a touch of plum at PnP. After 2 hrs open it starts hitting its stride. Dark chocolate, white and black pepper, some leather, and a touch of allspice. Becomes a bold red in a way that doesn’t match the label. It’s an 04 that still has legs. — 9 days ago

Heather Dillaway
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Severn, Shay and 11 others liked this
Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Hard not to be—this stuff is delicious!
Shay A

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Their fruit is picking up in notoriety as Adversity Cellars is now utilizing quite a bit.
Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

I love Erba Merlot

Château Loudenne

Le Chateau Rose Bordeaux Merlot 2020

Chateau Loudenne le Chateau Bordeaux Rosé 2020, France

Time for some Merlot on this
#MerlotThursday. This week we have a unique opportunity for a Rosé made with Merlot grapes.

Light salmon in color.

Nice fruity nose with lemons, citrus, light strawberries, earth, minerals, peaches, herbs and light vegetables.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with light red berries, citrus, grapefruits, green apples, limes, spices and black pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds and limes.

This is a nice and interesting Rosé from Bordeaux. Nice and easy drinking. Pleasant and light.

Crisp and refreshing and a good pool wine.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and light appetizers. Paired well with the mashroom Brie cheese.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 18 days ago

Alex, Daniel and 12 others liked this

Fattoria Petrolo

Galatrona Merlot 2015

Dark Ruby in colour. Rich aromas of Blue and black fruits, ripe plum, leather and pipe tobacco. On the medium to full bodied palate there is ripe plum, savoury blue berry, spice and dark chocolate finishing with fine grained tannins. In a blind tasting I would swear this had a Cabernet component but it is 100% delicious Tuscan Merlot. To be honest there are not special examples of Australian Merlot and I need to drink more of the grape to become more familiar with its flavour profile, but this was outstanding for sure. — 19 days ago

Shay, Casey and 23 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Agreed on the cost savings. Our bottles should be hiding with some Torrione, the lower cost sibling.
Jan A

Jan A

Got some 2016's lying around, these are awesome too
Bob McDonald

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Another good vintage Jan I believe 👌