Bv Coastal Estates Merlot 2006
Wine Tasting Notes Harvest season manifests itself clearly in this wine, revealing black cherry and the distinctive cocoa-mineral aromas typical of Merlot. Fruit from southern Napa and cool Carneros was judiciously blended with Merlot from our warmer Rutherford and St. Helena vineyards, giving strong dark berry flavor and soft tannins; a subtle truffle-mineral flavor adds to its allure. This wine has lovely dark ruby color.
Nose of rhubarb, currant and licorice. Fair flavor on the palate with balanced eucalyptus and cherry. BV tasting 11/14/09 Lee's Discount Liquor
A nice ruby color. The aromas display of red cherry and ripe plum. It is medium-bodied wine. The taste is of blackberry, mocha and bing cherry. A tiny bit acidic, yet still well-balanced. There are smoky oak notes and moderate tannins on the finish.
Was able to drink it but didn't particularly enjoy. Not much fruit, rather bitter and sour.
I really enjoyed this Merlot -perfectly balanced with no bite and dry enough to enjoy with or without food. Nice fruity flavors on tongue.
can't beat the full taste for the price!
External Reviews for Bv Coastal Estates Merlot
This is the kind of wine that allows everyday consumers to experience the joys of a beautifully made dry red wine. It's not a blockbuster, but with the deep berry and stone fruit flavors, pretty tannins and rich, dry texture, it's among the best of its class. Kudos to this winery for keeping the price so low. Amazing value.
Kind of smoky, with an herbal edge that's backed by currant and blackberry notes. The finish is bright. Drink now through 2002.
Dark ruby-violet color. Strong black-cherry, cooked plum and Italian herbs are the dominant scents one immediately finds in this wine. Medium-full bodied, with ripe tannins supporting immediate flavors of black cherry, herbs and a touch of vanilla-oak, this richly flavored wine reveals classic Merlot character in an easy-to-drink style that doesn't stint on intensity at a price! Delicious with roast meats, barbecue and other strong flavored dishes.
Lush and silky, our Merlot captures Napa Valley's diverse terroir with complex layers of crushed black cherry, ripe plum, mocha, red rose and spice. We added a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon to firmly structure the mouthfilling flavors with fine, integrated tannins. Vanilla-oak notes, from barrel aging, heighten the aromas and persist through the lingering finish. Smooth and easy to enjoy now-yet promising increased complexity from bottle aging-this Merlot complements a broad range of entrées and cheeses. Pour this wine with wild mushroom risotto and roasted or grilled pork, duck, turkey, lamb or beef with a spicy rub. The mellow flavors of aged cheddars and nutty, dry jacks are also delicious with our Merlot. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **
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