MERLOT

    Chateau Jean Faux Sainte-Ragonde Bordeaux Superieur 2009 - The Real Thing

    Truly a tasty wine. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from Bordeaux, France. SRP of $30 and purchased for $17.99. 4,000 cases produced. Imported by Signature Jeffrey M. Davies Selections. From the bottle: "Pascal Collotte's south facing hillside vineyard sits across the Do...

    14 readers - By The Reverse Wine Snob

    Malm Cellars – Epidose #307

    In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews two wines from Malm Cellars he purchased via a deal from Underground Cellar. First up is the 2012 Dry Creek Zinfandel. Second is the Non-Vintage Cross Blend. ...

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      Ghost Pines 2011 Red Blend

      The Wit Is Out - - 7 readers - I received this as a Christmas gift in 2013 (yeah I know – what took me so long?) and has a delectable blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Sirah, Merlot & Sangiovese grape varietals ...

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      Harvest Ridge Winery, Marydel, DE – July 12th, 2014

      …Technically, this piece should be called Maryland’s Eastern Shore, part deux. Even though Harvest Ridge has some vines in Maryland, the winery sits just over the state line in rural Delaware so I made a judgement call. Same trip, different … Continue reading…

      11 readers - By Uncorked Remarks

      Quick Pour: Cameron Hughes Lot 383 2011 Meritage IGP Pays D’Oc

      …Producer: Cameron Hughes Region: Languedoc-Roussillon – Pays d’Oc (France) Price: $15 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 63%, Merlot 19%, Malbec 18% ABV: 13.5% Virginia Pour House Notes: Cassis, peat  and leather in the nose. Dark fruit flavors lead to toasty tobacco and mocha undertones that are carried away by smoke and jammy black fruit with fine ...…

      9 readers - By Virginia Pour House

      Chateau Jean Faux Sainte-Ragonde Bordeaux Superieur 2009 - The Real Thing

      …Truly a tasty wine. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from Bordeaux, France. SRP of $30 and purchased for $17.99. 4,000 cases produced. Imported by Signature Jeffrey M. Davies Selections. From the bottle: "Pascal Collotte's south facing hillside vineyard sits across the Dordogne River from Castillon-La-Bataille. It is planted in clay…

      14 readers - By The Reverse Wine Snob

      Malm Cellars – Epidose #307

      … In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews two wines from Malm Cellars he purchased via a deal from Underground Cellar. First up is the 2012 Dry Creek Zinfandel. Second is the Non-Vintage Cross Blend. Link for this episode: Underground Cellar – Special sellout deals Malm Cellars – Unfortunately as of this post, the website is suspended…

      14 readers - By Video Wine Reviews and Education - 1337 Wine

      Grant Burge GB11 Rosé 2013, South Australia

      …No, 11 isn’t the vintage – this range includes GB 15 Pinot Grigio, GB56 Shiraz and so on… Grant Burge GB11 Rosé 2013, South Australia (£8.99 Nidderdale Fine Wines, The Wine Shop, www.thedrinkshop.com, Cheers Wine Merchants, Famous Wines) Quite deep in colour and I was expecting something rather sweet and blobby from the slightly medicinal…

      4 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Il Fauno Di Arcanum, IGT, Toscana, Italy, 2008, 14% abv

      … Oh happy day – a Supertuscan wine from the Castelnuovo Beradenga region of Chianti Classico that has been declassified to IGT status because it’s a blend of 62 Merlot, 23 Cab Sauvignon, 8 Cab Franc, 6 Sangiovese and 1% Petit Verdot. This wine is clear and bright, deep ruby with legs.  The nose is clean and youthful with medium plus intensity…

      5 readers - By winellama

      Tess and Barb – Episode #306

      … In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews wine he purchased via Underground Cellar. Underground Cellar is an online wine service that offers deals with a time limit. The deal is one price that is equivalent to the least expensive wine in the deal with the chance of scoring an upgrade to a higher priced wine. Wines reviewed are the Non…

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      Ghost Pines 2011 Red Blend

      … I received this as a Christmas gift in 2013 (yeah I know – what took me so long?) and has a delectable blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Sirah, Merlot & Sangiovese grape varietals from Sonoma County (56%), Joaquin County (23%) and Napa County (21%) which yielded a deep garnet color with an alcohol…

      7 readers - By The Wit Is Out

      Date Night Wines ~ Cornerstone Cellars Rosé of Syrah and Cabernet Franc

      … Whether you are in the throes of a new love, are just married and in the “honeymoon” phase, have children together and are often frazzled, or have been happily married for many years,  it’s important to have that thing called “date night“.  This is one evening when the two of you can be alone, reflect upon the good and not so good events…

      8 readers - By Grape Experiences

      Don’t Miss Chateau St. Michelle’s Summer Concert Series

      … with Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2010 Artist Series Meritage, a layered rich blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc and 3% Malbec. There are many more concerts to come this summer. While some concerts are already sold out, you can still find tickets for many performances. July 16: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band July 17…

      5 readers - By Write for Wine

      Franciscan Estate

      … Since 1975, Franciscan Estate has produced wine in the Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king. So we were delighted to receive samples of 2011 Franciscan Estate Cab and Merlot to taste. 2011 Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Although 2011 was a challenging, cool growing season, the Franciscan Napa Valley Cabernet…

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      Abancay Mascara del Sol 2010 Crianza

      … Abancay Mascara del Sol 2010 Crianza Spain This is a Spanish wine blend of 70% tempranillo and 30% merlot. The nose offers up mild alcohol heat with prune, vanilla, and clove notes. It tastes strong, both in alcohol and in its flavors being bottled up tightly together, so I’d recommend letting it breathe. Clove and tamarind stick out…

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      Opus One: The Evolution of an Icon Pt. 2

      … Rick Bakas When I told some friends I was going to visit Opus One on my birthday they scoffed. “Ooooh, GOD! They are sooo pretentious there!” they said. “Don’t forget to kiss the ring on the way in”. I brought my Mom and Mrs. B along for the ride because, hey, it was my birthday. Not sure…

      1 readers - By wine country eating

      More Thanksgiving Wines

      …. Norton For a taste of Americana, look to Norton, a native American red wine grape. We found one we like at the Palm Desert Total Wine from Virginia’s Horton Vineyards. Merlot California and Washington vintners make deliciously soft and smooth Merlots to suit any budget. An excellent value pick from Washington is the Barnard Griffin 2011…

      12 readers - By Write on Wines