2007 Merlot, Napa Valley

People are talking about Merryvale wines! Here are a few of our most recent awards and accolades for this 2007 Merlot, Napa Valley.

April 21, 2011
2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL
     

2007 Merlot, Napa Valley

- Tasting Panel

March 01, 2011
92 Points
     

"Wine Buying Guide"

2007 Merlot, Napa Valley

A dry, classy Merlot that will develop bottle complexity for a few years. There are beautiful tannins on this well-made wine; if you drink it now, decant to let it breathe, soften and allow the cherry, red currant, dried herb and oak flavors to emerge.

- Steve Heimoff

January 10, 2011
2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL
     

2007 Merlot, Napa Valley

Results are just in from the SF Chron Wine Competition, which is now the largest competition of domestic wines at over 5,000 entries.

- Tasting Panel

October 15, 2010
kenswineguide.com
Very Good+ (90 Points)
     

2007 Merlot, Napa Valley

This opaque and dark purple colored Merlot opens with an attractive black cherry bouquet with a hint of menthol and blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, well balanced, and suave. The flavor profile is a black cherry and gentle oak blend. There were also notes of black pepper detected. The finish is quite dry and its dusty tannins are slightly prolonged. This Merlot will pair well with a NY strip steak.

- Ken and the Tasting Panel

December 23, 2009
91 Points
     

"Robert Parker Reviews Merryvale"

2007 Merlot, Napa Valley

"An impressive sleeper of the vintage, the 2007 Merlot is a blend of 75% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Cabernet Franc. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet kiss of charcoal, black currants, black cherries, coffee, mocha, spice box, licorice, and a hint of cocoa. Pure, dense, medium to full-bodied, lush, and seductive, this stunning Merlot should continue to drink well for 12-15 years.

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

- Robert Parker