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Recent Reviews - The following reviews were conducted in the last year. Below are 1 through 20 of the 121 recent reviews found.
94 • PEJU 2012 Merlot, Napa Valley $35. Cellar Selection.
Dark ruby black color. Delicate aromas and flavors of berry tart, pepper, tomato chutney, and floral honey with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky finish that exhibits notes of nougat, apple skin, and vanilla brittle with chewy tannins and light oak. A nicely structured merlot with solid fruit and tannins the table. (tasted on Jan-19-2015)
94 • Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Merlot, Clare Valley $19. Best Buy.
Dark violet color. Delicate, fruity, creamy aromas of berry custard pie and toast with a supple, tangy, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, carefree buttercream, spiced plums, eucalyptus, and caramelized carrot finish with silky tannins and moderate oak. A delicious and a mouthwatering merlot that is sure to please. (tasted on Mar-23-2015)
93 • Wakefield/Taylors 2013 Merlot, Clare Valley $19. Best Buy.
Medium ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of restrained blackberries, ripe plums, and toffee with a creamy, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, very complex long finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak. A delightful juicy red from down under. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)
93 • Grgich Hills 2010 Estate Grown, Merlot, Napa Valley $42.
Garnet black color. Rich, exotic aromas and flavors of menthol mint, pomegranate chutney, eucalyptus, and chocolate plums with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, elegant, medium-length finish manifesting notes of nuts, caramelized carrot, earth, and mocha with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A dynamic and delicious merlot that will be great at the table with spicy meat dishes. (tasted on Dec-08-2014)
92 • Rutherford Vintners 2010 Merlot, Napa Valley $19.99. Best Buy.
Brick red color. Spicy aromas of cherry, blackberry, pepperoni, and dried herbs with a soft, body and a peppery, complex, medium-long, black cherry, fennel, cured meat, and crushed boysenberry finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. Explosive juicy fruit and meaty flavors, full and robust, balanced by supple tannins and a peppery edge. (tasted on Aug-05-2014)
92 • Wakefield/Taylors 2013 Taylors Winemaker's Project, Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Malbec-Cabernet Franc, Clare Valley $25.
Violet black color. Lively aromas and flavors of spiced berries and cherries, chocolate mint, and vanilla toffee with a chewy, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish revealing shades of cedar, herbs, peppery spices, and minerals with dusty tannins and moderate oak. A robust and balanced red blend. (tasted on Nov-17-2014)
92 • Alexandria Nicole 2012 Destiny Ridge Vineyard, "Gravity", Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills $24.
Opaque garnet black color. Delicate aromas and flavors of coconut brittle and chocolate goji berry with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length finish with accents of plum custard pie, nuts, cocoa powder, and minerals with dusty tannins and moderate oak. A lovely well structured merlot. (tasted on Feb-09-2015)
92 • Amizetta Vineyards 2012 Estate, Merlot, Napa Valley $45.
Dark violet black color. Lively aromas and flavors of boysenberry pie, spiced nuts, and vanilla cream with a satiny, lively, body and a smooth, nuanced, medium-long finish with accents of vanilla toffee, roasted nut, and pepper with silky tannins. A lush, sensual red. (tasted on Jan-26-2015)
92 • Folie à Deux 2012 Merlot, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County $20. Best Buy.
Dark garnet violet black color. Lively aromas and flavors of pistachio gelato, spiced plums, waxy honeycomb, and chocolate with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a warming, breezy finish with notes of blueberry, pencil shavings, and pepper with light oak. A solid sipper. (tasted on Jan-19-2015)
91 • Westport 2013 "Mermaid", Columbia Valley $27.
Dark garnet color. Oaky aromas of roasted coffee and nuts, chocolate toffee, and berry pie with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a interesting, medium length, mineral, vanilla, and pickled beet finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. A lively and lush red blend that is sure to please. (tasted on Aug-06-2014)
91 • Barking Dog 2007 Merlot, Napa Valley $28.
Brick red color. Typical aromas of cherry, black currant, blackberry, and vanilla with a velvety, medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long, cherry, wild strawberry, currants, and baking spice finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. Everything you would be looking for in a Napa Valley cabernet with silky, sexy tannins and balanced oak. (tasted on Aug-05-2014)
91 • Esser Vineyards 2013 Merlot, Monterey County $9.99. Best Buy.
Medium blue violet ruby color. Savory aromas and flavors of spiced berries, hint of smoked meat, pan grille, and turned earth with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting medium-length finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak. A youthful grippy merlot. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)
91 • Penman Springs 2011 Merlot, Paso Robles $19.
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of pickled beets and sweet relish with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-long finish with impressions of dried berries, sweet tobacco, and cocoa with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A lovely, versatile merlot. (tasted on Aug-28-2014)
91 • Stephen Vincent 2012 Merlot, Central Coast $12.99. Cellar Selection. Best Buy.
Medium violet ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe berries, black raspberry, and fruitcake with a dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, nuanced medium-long finish with fine tannins and moderate oak. A very approachable easy drinking red. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)
91 • Falkner 2012 Estate Grown, Merlot, Temecula Valley $28.95.
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of baked berries and tomatoes, chocolate toffee, plum sauce, and olives with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a charming, medium-length finish with notes of berry pie, potter's clay, and chocolate mint with moderate oak. A savory, slightly rustic, merlot with interesting twists and turns. (tasted on Dec-08-2014)
91 • Pend d'Oreille 2012 Merlot, Washington $21.
Dark garnet violet color. Bright, interesting, savory aromas and flavors of marinated olives and peppers, dried berries, and toffee with a supple, vibrant, medium body and a silky, complex, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of sour cherries, citrus, and nougat with silky tannins and light oak. A charming merlot that hits all of the high notes. (tasted on Jan-26-2015)
91 • Rios de Chile 2014 Merlot, Central Valley $10. Best Buy.
Opaque dark violet color. Delicate, exotic, complex aromas of malted chocolate cereal, graham cracker cherry pie, dried peach, and leather and whisky barrel with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long clay, pencil shavings, and pomegranate custard finish with silky tannins and light oak. A flavor packed merlot with an exotic flair. (tasted on Mar-23-2015)
91 • Rios de Chile 2013 Reserva, Merlot, Cachapoal Valley $14. Best Buy.
Deep purple color. Bright, fruity, spicy herbal aromas of cracked pepper, cherries, and sandalwood incense with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length toasted herbs, dark berries, spice, and oak finish with well integrated tannins and moderate oak. A fine, chewy merlot with lots of zesty character. (tasted on May-18-2015)
91 • Black Cellar NV Blend 13, Malbec/Merlot, ICB $8.95. Best Buy.
Ruby color. Aromas of honeyed berries, toffee, and choke cherry preserves with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, medium-long spiced nuts, alpine herbs, cedar, and sage finish with crunchy, earthy tannins and moderate oak. An attractively spicy, fruit forward red. (tasted on Jun-03-2015)
90 • Castoro Cellars 2011 Estate Grown, Merlot, Paso Robles $16. Best Buy.  Sustainability in Practice Certified 
Brick red color. Lively aromas of cherry, boysenberry, blackberry, and baking spice with a silky, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium length, black currant, dried cherry, plum skin, and vanilla finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. This is a Merlot that is not afraid to show its serious side, with chewy, well-integrated tannins that provide excellent structure to the cherry and plum core from start to the well-balanced and satisfying finish. (tasted on Aug-06-2014)
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