Chateau Ste. Michelle, Indian Wells Merlot, Washington, 2009
Bright and juicy bursting with fresh blackberry, currant and a touch of spice.
Northstar, Merlot, Columbia Valley WA, 2008
“This wine gets the all-star treatment, blending fruit from 14 vineyards, and aging it in 60% new French oak. It’s a substantial, muscular effort, with dark fruit, earth and tar components. A small addition of Petit Verdot darkens the color and thickens the tannins.”
Chalk Hill, Sonoma, California, 2001
Dense ruby colored exhibits a sweet nose of chocolatey black cherries, mocha & black fruits with subtle oak.
Stephanie, Hesten Vineyards, Napa, California, 2006
This elegant Merlot serves up notes of plum, dark cherry and tea aromatics with structure and body and a fine tannin finish.
Spring Valley, Uriah, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, 2001
Gloriously ripe, decadent and complex, offering coffee-scented blackberry, currant, cherry and exotic spice aromas and flavors that extend and expand on the subtle, elegant finish. A graceful wine that packs in plenty of flavor and lasts and lasts. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Pride, Napa-Sonoma, California, 2005
St. Francis Estate, Reserve, Sonoma, California, 1997
Super-ripe California Merlot, rich and oaky, in an opulent style delivering layers of currant, black cherry, coconut, cedar and spice, and finishing with a long and intricate aftertaste.
David Arthur, Napa Valley, California, 1999
Well structured, with a tight, rich core of concentrated currant, herb, leather, prune and chocolate, revealing extra dimensions of depth and complexity. Firms up on the finish, with solid yet ripe tannins.
- Frank Reno
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