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Truchard Vineyards
2005 Truchard Vineyards Merlot
  • Appellation: Carneros
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Truchard Vineyards (Napa, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Sal DeIanni
  • Floral aromas of blueberry, blackberry, and plum; highlighted with cedar, spice, and subtle mint. The mouth is smooth - black cherry, plum jam, red currants, and sweet vanilla. Mouth-filling tannins focus the palate and provide an elegant finish of dried red fruits.
  • Question? Comment? wine@truchardvineyards.com
  • Visit: www.truchardvineyards.com
  • $28.00
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    as of 01/02
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    Phone: (707) 253-7153
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    Draper and Esquin
    1999 Merlot
  • Appellation: Monterey County
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Draper and Esquin (Point Richmond, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Gary Willett, Steve Pessagno
  • After many trial cuvees, our Merlot is 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon to give the wine both structure and lively fruit. It spent 16 months on French oak. The wine starts with a bright red color and a combination of ripe red cherries, blackberries from the Merlot with a hint on herbal complexity from the Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium bodied with an excellent acid/tannin balance. and a long finish.
  • Question? Comment? info@draperandesquin.com
  • Visit: www.draperandesquin.com
  • $13.00
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    as of 02/20
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    Phone: (510) 525-7716
    Fax: (510).525-2863
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    Sylvester Vineyards
    2004 Le Vigne Merlot View Label
  • Appellation: California
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sylvester Vineyards (Paso Robles, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Jac Jacobs
  • Sweet briery spice and pomegranate are at the forefront of this robust Merlot. Flavors of vanilla, grenadine, walnut, and a hint of juniper flood the mouth.
  • Question? Comment? info@sylvesterwinery.com
  • Visit: www.sylvesterwinery.com
  • $24.99
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    as of 01/14
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    Phone: (805) 227-4000
    Fax: (805).227-6128 Tasting Room Open

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    Paso Robles, CA
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    Morningwood Vineyards and Winery
    2005 Phred's Red View Label
  • Appellation: Sonoma County
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Morningwood Vineyards and Winery (San Francisco, Treasure Island CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Robert Amox
  • Bordeaux blend red. Phred's Red is a tribute to my late, great Basset Hound, Phred. Portion of the sales proceeds are donated to animal rescue in his honor.
  • 150 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? robert@knightswoodwine.com
  • Visit: www.knightswoodwine.com
  • $28.00
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    as of 05/10
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    Phone: (707 ) 837-5421
    Fax: (707).837-5424
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    Kapcsandy Family Winery
    2006 Roberta's Reserve
  • Appellation: Yountville
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Kapcsandy Family Winery (Yountville, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Denis Malbec
  • The 2006 Roberta's Reserve State Lane Vineyard is a blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. There are only 250 cases of this cuvee, which exhibits chocolate, espresso roast, licorice, roasted herb, black currant, mocha, and wild mountain berry fruit notes. Vibrant acidity, medium to full body, and good freshness are surprising for a Napa-based wine, but the winemaking team is undoubtedly seeking freshness and vibrancy. This 2006 should drink well for 12-15 years - 94 point - Robert Parker
  • Acclaim: 94 points - Robert Parker
  • 250 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? info@kapcsandywines.com
  • Visit: www.kapcsandywines.com
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    Crane Brothers
    2006 Merlot,Crane Ranch Vineyard,Napa Valley
  • Appellation: Oak Knoll District
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Crane Brothers (Napa, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Al Perry
  • Single vineyard estate grown
  • 336 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? cranebrotherssyrah@hotmail.com
  • Visit: www.cranebrotherswine.com
  • $30.00
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    Phone: (707) 815 8051
    Fax: (707).257 7218
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    Ahnfeldt Wines
    2005 AHNFELDT MERLOT View Label
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ahnfeldt Wines (Napa, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Craig MacLean
  • This is no wimpy watered down merlot. Produced from our 5 acre clay soil vineyard, this wine is big and bold with very nice fruit and a big finish. The wine carries on our tradition of fabulous Merlot's. 90 pts Wine Spectator!
  • 770 cases produced
  • Visit: www.ahnfeldtwines.com
  • $45.00
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    as of 01/24
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    Ahnfeldt Wines
    2005 QUID PRO QUO View Label
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot Ahnfeldt Wines (Napa, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Craig MacLean
  • This Merlot based wine showcases the three vineyards that comprise the blend. Merlot is the foundation for the blend with cherry and black olive aromas, silky tannins, leading to a long finish. The two Cabernets Sauvignons add structure and classic Cabernet aromas of black current and licorice. The Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot add complexity and further delineate the terroir of these wonderful vineyards.
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  • $65.00
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    as of 01/24
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    Amuse Bouche
    2007 Merlot View Label
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Amuse Bouche (Napa, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Heidi Peterson Barrett
  • The 2007 harvest was characterized by its split personality. After a moderate summer, a burst of heat in early September led a number of wineries to pick earlier than usual. However, the harvest stalled due to a dramatic cooling off period in mid September. When it resumed later in the month, our vineyards clearly had benefited from the extended hang time. The later harvest allowed an optimal ripening period for our Merlot and Cabernet Franc blocks, which we picked just before heavy rainfall str... ...read more
  • Question? Comment? heidi@amusebouchewine.com
  • Visit: www.amusebouchewine.com
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    Lolonis Winery
    2002 Petros Merlot View Label
  • Appellation: Redwood Valley
  • Blend of Merlot, Lolonis Winery (Redwood Valley, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • A cellar-aged old vine Merlot that is full, supple, complex, and delicious. With flavors of blackberry, currant, and black cherry, this wine will pair well with rich winter dishes and is great for drinking now through 2011.
  • Question? Comment? sls.mrkting@lolonis.com
  • Visit: www.lolonis.com
  • $40.00
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    Hidden Oak Winery
    2006 Encanto View Label
  • Appellation: Paso Robles
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Hidden Oak Winery (Templeton, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Question? Comment? info@hiddenoakwinery.com
  • Visit: www.hiddenoakwinery.com
  • $24.95
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    Phone: (805 ) 237-9315
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    Crazy Flower Wines
    2007 Naomi
  • Produced Following Biodynamic Practices
  • Organic - Made from 100% Organic Grapes View Label
  • Appellation: California
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Crazy Flower Wines (Napa, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Kenn Vigoda
  • 66% Carneros Merlot, 37% Bennett Valley Cab Franc
  • Acclaim: Silver Medal-2010 National Women's Wine Competition Silver Medal-2010 NextGen Wine Competition
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  • 1000 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? info@crazyflowerwines.com
  • Visit: www.crazyflowerwines.com
  • $20.00
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    as of 06/21
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    Phone: (707) 252-6103
    Fax: (630).929-3698
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    River Star Vineyards
    2002 Merlot View Label
  • Appellation: Paso Robles
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, River Star Vineyards (San Miguel, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • The 2002 vintage provided excellent conditions for fully ripening our fruit. Warm late season temperatures ensured deep pigmentation and supple tannins in the grape skins. A traditional light crushing followed by tank fermentation at moderately warm temperatures and twice-daily pumpovers allowed full extraction of flavor and color components. Barreled immediately following the pressing of the must, this Merlot resided in a combination of French and American Oak for a period of a year and a half.... ...read more
  • Question? Comment? greatwines@riverstarvineyards.com
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  • $7.00
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    Hahn Estates
    2007 Hahn Estates 2007 Monterey Merlot
  • Appellation: Monterey
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Hahn Estates (Soledad, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Paul Clifton
  • The Hahn Estates 2007 Merlot is a bold wine from the start. A deep and rich violet hue sets the stage for a simple swirl which gives way to the nose of this wine that stays true to the classic Merlot varietal with aromatics of plum, black cherry and blackberry. Deeply complex, with layers of clove and cracked pepper it is soft and juicy in the mouth. Red fruit flavors then emerge, while broad tannins and a pleasant light astringency dances across the palate. Much brighter and more delicate i... ...read more
  • Question? Comment? TastingRoom@hahnestates.com
  • Visit: www.hahnestates.com
  • $14.00
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    as of 02/27
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    Phone: (831) 678-2132
    Fax: (831).678-0557 Tasting Room Open

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    Soledad, CA
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    Rosenthal - The Malibu Estate / Surfrider
    Merlot "The Devon Vineyard"
  • Appellation: Malibu-Newton Canyon
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosenthal - The Malibu Estate / Surfrider (Malibu, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Christian Roguenant
  • Low-yield hillside fruit contributes to a richness and complexity not seen in “standard” Merlots. A full yet supple wine, with hints of black cherry, plum, mocha, exotic spices, and a kiss of oak. Bright berry fruit, elegant mid-palate, and a lingering finish, with refined, well-integrated tannins.
  • Acclaim: Gold Medal, Best of Region
  • Question? Comment? info@rosenthalestatewines.com
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    Phone: (310) 463-9532
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    Malibu, CA
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    Annadel Wines
    2006 Sonoma Valley Red Wine "les Vestiges"
  • Appellation: Sonoma Valley
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot Annadel Wines (St. Helena, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Clean, pure, and serious, the wine is rounded out by 50% tight-grain new French Oak from a selection of coopers and barrel aged for 17 months. Aromatically, black tea, sage, citrus blossom, confiture cerises, brioche, honeysuckle, and allspice are evident. On the palate, an expansive entry evolves to a round and balanced texture with flavors on the border between the red and black fruit spectrums exhibiting black cherry, red currants, and plum notes. The finish is creamy and clean at the same ti... ...read more
  • Question? Comment? info@annadel.com
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  • $1.00
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    as of 01/22
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    Ty Caton Vineyards
    2008 Upper Bench Merlot View Label
  • Appellation: Sonoma Valley
  • Blend of Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Ty Caton Vineyards (Kenwood, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Ty Caton
  • This extraordinary Merlot greets the nose with rich aromas of black cherry followed by a lush mouth feel with layers of flavors including blackcurrant, plum and a touch of chocolate. Combine these flavors with soft and supple tannins and a long silky smooth finish and you have an unforgettable and sumptuous Merlot.
  • http://www.tycaton.com/sonoma-valley-wines.html
  • 403 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? info@tycaton.com
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  • $38.00
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    Phone: (707) 938-3224
    Fax: (707).933-8439 Tasting Room Open

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    Kenwood, CA
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    Astrale e Terra
    2006 Astrale e Terra Arcturus View Label
  • Appellation: Atlas Peak
  • Blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Astrale e Terra (Napa, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Scott Harvey
  • Arcturus is named for the 4th brightest star in the sky, a star astronomers classify as a Red Supergiant. This symbolic name was chosen because the Arcturus is considered our superstar - our Red Supergiant! This powerful blend is comprised of the perfect amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah from our Estate Vineyard in the mountains of the Atlas Peak Appellation. This wine opens with aromas of raspberry, cinnamon and chocolate covered cherries, while the palate displays flavors of br... ...read more
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  • 1481 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? info@astraleeterra.com
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  • $39.00
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    Phone: (707) 255.1134
    Fax: (707).963.8771
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    Calluna Vineyards
    2008 Calluna Vineyards Cuvee
  • Appellation: Chalk Hill
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot Calluna Vineyards (Windsor, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: David Jeffrey
  • See www.CallunaVineyards.com for more wines.
  • Question? Comment? Info@CallunaVineyards.com
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  • $30.00
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    as of 02/17
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    Phone: (707) 239-1325
    Fax: (707).838-6451
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    Pretty-Smith Vineyards
    2003 Palette de Rouge
  • Appellation: Paso Robles
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pretty-Smith Vineyards (Paso Robles, CA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Lisa Pretty
  • Palette de Rouge is a barrel select blend. The best barrels of estate grown, Bordeuax varietals are blended with each vintage offering something completely different. The 2003 was aged in oak for 3.5 years and bottle aged for one year prior to release. The result is a medium bodied, soft, smooth and silky wine.
  • Question? Comment? info@prettysmith.com
  • Visit: www.prettysmith.com
  • $32.00
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    as of 12/08
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    Phone: (805) 467-3104
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    San Miguel, CA
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