2006 Merlot, Napa Valley

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August 29, 2010
Very Good+ (91)

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2006 Merlot, Napa Valley

This very dark ruby colored Merlot from Merryvale finished in second place in our recent big blind tasting. It opens with a mild blackberry bouquet with a hint of cinnamon and coffee. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, nicely balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty and appealing black raspberry with a touch of black pepper. The panel also detected some dark chocolate and gentle oak which added to the wines complexity. The finish is dry and its moderate dusty oak tannins are nicely prolonged. The panel felt this elegant Merlot would be a good pairing with Steak Diane. Enjoy!

- Ken's Wine Guide Tasting Panel

January 11, 2010
2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2006 Merlot, Napa Valley

At 4,913 entries, this competition continues to be the largest competition of domestic wines in the country, and it is one of the largest wine competitions in the world.

- Tasting Panel

December 23, 2009
88 Points

"Robert Parker Reviews Merryvale"

2006 Merlot, Napa Valley

"A sleeper of the vintage, the 2006 Merlot (90% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Sauvignon) offers smoky, charcoal, plum, licorice, currant, and berry notes as well as a soft, seductive texture, medium to full body, and a delicious, forward fruit character. It should drink well for 10-12 years.

"This is an impressive group of wines from Merryvale Vineyards, a winery whose offerings I have not tasted for many years."

- Robert Parker