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Will F.
Will F.
2000 - Seven Hills Merlot Seven Hills Vineyard
drink it
Dec 19, 2011
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
jorray
jorray
2002 - Trefethen Merlot
Classic Napa nose with sweet tannins
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Review: The Trefethen Napa Merlot 2002 has a classic Napa nose of saddle, oak, dark deep red fruit. On the palate, it delivers robust, sweet tannins and adds a full smooth finish. Four stars out of five.More reviews at spiritofwine.blogspot.com.
jorray
jorray
2006 - Yellow Tail Merlot
Taking one for the team...
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this is called, "taking one for the team"...This is the merlot entry in the "practically free" Yellow Tail line of Australian varietals, one of the more widely-consumed wines in the United States, and purported a reasonably good value. Let's see what we've got...In the glass, this looks like a serious contender, deep mahogany/purple at the edges, and becoming opaque within a quarter inch or so. The nose is fairly shy, offering slightly dark, plum aromas, reminiscent of a somewhat creamy Beaujolais.On the palate, is a solid frontal note of charred cherry, backed by a touch of sweetness and acid. The flavor then curls up into a sort of acidic marshmallow ball at the top of your mouth. Not much in the way of a finish. Pleasant enough for two stars, a plus because of its aromatic intrigues; I don't think I'd seek it out again so it stops shy of three stars, which would have made it a stand-out value.So, there you have it: "practically free" wine... tolerable drinking.More reviews at spiritofwine.blogspot.com.
jorray
jorray
2006 - Santa Julia Vineyards Merlot
Spicy, furry middle with lush fruit.
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star
The "practically free" Santa Julia Merlot, 2006, is from the Familia Zuccardi winery in Mendoza Argentina.In the glass it is medium light red. It displays a fruity merlot aroma which is fairly bold, with just a touch of oak.On the palate, your first experience is a spicy, furry middle, with pleasant acids carrying a fairly lush fruit into your cheeks. A touch of burnt alcohol moves into the finish. Three stars out of five. Good value given the rock-bottom price.More reviews at spiritofwine.blogspot.com.
Andy S.
Andy S.
2007 - Yellow Tail Merlot
Yellow Tail Merlot - Best taste for the money
Jan 30, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Best Merlot for the money....fruity flavor without comprimising the kick of a merlot
Lou V.
Lou V.
2006 - Ste Michelle, Chateau Merlot Indian Wells Vineyard
Great Merlot for this price range.
Dec 20, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
You will not be disappointed. I can get Indian Wells in NJ @ Bottle King for about $14.
Hope F.
Hope F.
9998 - Tommasi Merlot Garda Vigneto Le Prunee
Tommasi wine...red or white, you choose!
Nov 19, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
I can't say enough about Tommasi wines, they are excellent!  We were introduced to them in 2005 in Japan no less at a wine dinner and fell in love with them.  I have been to many wine tastings and continue to try different wines, but I keep coming back to Tommasi. I can't even find it here in my home town so I order it and drive over an hour one way to pick it up!  Try them you won't be sorry!!
Tim B.
Tim B.
2005 - Castle Rock Merlot Napa
Great Value!
Nov 11, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
I always look for the bottle to say Napa Valley and be priced between $10-15 dollars. I found this wine to be a great tasting and smooth wine.
Patrick B.
Patrick B.
2007 - Blackstone Merlot
smooth and creamy
Jul 24, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Delightful mouthfeel, delicate smooth texture.  I really can't belive a wine this good is available off the shelf at your local chain supermarket (in Montana, anyway.)  Buy it by the case if you can.
Cecil E.
Cecil E.
9998 - Lorraine, Philippe Merlot
good red
Jun 03, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Todd R.
Todd R.
2004 - Corison Merlot
Beautiful Wine.
Jun 02, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Donna K.
Donna K.
2004 - Strong, Rodney Merlot
Feb 08, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Jeff K.
Jeff K.
2005 - Ste Michelle, Chateau Merlot Indian Wells Vineyard
Nov 27, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Eric M.
Eric M.
2006 - Trapiche Merlot
good
Nov 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Frances D.
Frances D.
9998 - Tisdale Merlot
Moutagical Merlot
Oct 11, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star

This is an amazing wine for an amazingly low price.  Cannot believe how smooth this Merlot is.  Also, cannot believe it is a wine for under $4.

I would not usually buy a wine for this low price but was in a liquor store and a man was buying up cases of this wine which prompted me to ask what the deal was.  When I found out how inexpensive this wine is I didn't think it would be any good, until I tried it.  What a surprise!  Amazingly smooth Merlot and have bought three cases and enjoyed one (with friends, of course).  I am sure that once this wine catches on, the price will go up.

Debbie H.
Debbie H.
2004 - Santa Ema Merlot Reserve
Merlot for NON merlot drinkers!!! Excellent wine....
Jul 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine is rich, layered and full of mouth watering flavours. I am not usually a merlot drinker but will take this one anytime!! If you want coconut, cocoa and richness you should try this one.
Anthony A.
Anthony A.
2005 - Long Shadows Merlot Pedestal
Another Insane WA wine
Jun 13, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
2005 Pedastal..another Long Shadow wine with Michel Rolland as the wine consultant. This is 100% Merlot ( I think) and has WA Pomerol written all over it. It is new world to be sure. Nose had leather, dark fruit/black berry, dirt and even a hint of rubber. Finish was seamless with wonderful chocloate. I've  had the past two vintages of this wine and this is the best. The '04 had a dirty penny finish. The '05 does not. From start to the finish it was nearly seamless and nearly flawless. This is what insane WA wines are all about.  Kudos to Michel Rollland and Longshadow. This along with the Sequel and the Pirouette, they have hit a home run.
Scott S.
Scott S.
2004 - Arrowood Merlot
Interesting wine
Jun 12, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine  has a nice classic Merlot aroma, soft and polite, this wine is sincere in what it brings, and for those who are patient and dig deep there is much here to enjoy. As the wine grows into itself, the nose offers some nice complexity, adding whiffs of cream. Delicious!
Scott S.
Scott S.
2003 - Kendall Jackson Merlot Vintner's Reserve Lake
Good Merlot
Jun 11, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star

This was another solid vintage of this Merlot.  This wine is structured book perfect. It enters the palate fruity, and from there, it goes sour sherry on the mid palate, and finishes long with complexity and firm tannins, tobacco, black pepper and spices, and a little note of oak. 

Scott S.
Scott S.
2004 - Kendall Jackson Merlot Vintner's Reserve Lake
Good Merlot
Jun 11, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This displays an appealing ruby red color with moderate thickness. On the nose it is a nice marriage of fruit and oak, very pleasant and inviting, with hints of strawberries, raspberries, and dark cassis.

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