2003 Merlot - Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard

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April 08, 2007
The Press Democrat

"Good Value and the Occasional Splurge..."

2003 Merlot - Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard

Weekly wine pick... Merryvale, 2003 Beckstoffer Vineyards Las Amigas Vineyard, Carneros Merlot --
A juicy ripe merlot, with firm tannins. Notes of cherry, black cherry and spice.

- Peg Melnik

March 16, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle

"The San Francisco Chronicle's Wine Selections -- Napa Merlot"

2003 Merlot - Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard

Ample oak here, with cocoa, coconut and subtle burnt leaf on the nose. A bright core of acidity -- the virtures of cooler Carneros -- underscores refreshing plum flavors and yields a long, tangy finish. Not a wide range of flavor, but the balance is pleasing.

Only 14 out of 58 wines tasted were recommended -- two stars signifies good rating.

- Tasting Panel

March 01, 2007
91 Points

"Top 45 Merlots From Around the Globe"

2003 Merlot - Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard

This is an enormously complex and appealing Merlot that's offering its best fruit now and for the next three or four years. It's fresh and lively in oak-enhanced blackberry jam, cassis, blueberry, licorice, mushu plum sauce and coffee flavors that last for a full minute into the finish. Shows the elegant balance and finesse of a great Napa red.

- Steve Heimoff