This is a very nicely styled Merlot. Nice structure, dark fruit, subtle oak, enjoyable.
Very nice. Typical characteristic Merlot flavors. At this price point, would definitely buy again. Great wine for not having to over think it. Enjoy!
Great value.... hints of mint and eucalyptus along with more overt plum. Really drinks well for a $9 wine.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Jade Mountain Merlot Napa Valley
Velvety and inviting, our 2009 Jade Mountain Merlot brims with dark-fruit expression reminiscent of ripe black cherry and juicy plum. "I added Petit Verdot for high tones of violet in the aromas and for its more firmly structured tannins, which complement the Merlot's plusher, softer ones," says Winemaker Domenica Totty. "The tannins play well with the dark chocolate-cherry notes on the palate and carry them through the persistent finish. We aged a portion of the wine in new Hungarian oak barrels to complete the flavor profile with caramel and spice nuances." - WineryVarietal Composition:88% Merlot12% Petit VerdotHarvest Dates: Late September to early OctoberBarrel Aging: 30% barrel aged for 7 months, 15% new Hungarian oakAppellation: California49% Mendocino CountyPaso Robles AVA in San Luis Obispo County4 % MontereyAlcohol: 13.5%Acidity: 6.0 g/LpH: 3.73Ageability: 2011 to 2014
Smooth and silky, the 2007 Jade Mountain Merlot is densely packed with heady aromas of ripe dark fruit laced with spice. Generous black cherry and plum flavors mingle with caramel notes and hints of Asian five-spice and cinnamon. The expansive flavors and rich texture are well structured with firm, yet approachable, tannins. Nuances of oak spices linger on the long, fruit-imbued finish. We credit the long, slow ripening period of the 2007 vintage for our Merlot's exceptionally deep fruit flavors, supple tannins and elegant balance. - Winery
Wine Tasting NotesEnticing dark plum and cherry fruit character with rose and spice nuances. Supple tannins, silky texture and smooth lingering finish.
The outstanding 1999 Merlot Paras Vineyard (633 cases) reveals aromas of melted chocolate, black cherry jam, and espresso. It is full-bodied (14.9% alcohol), ripe, dense, and chewy, with toasty new oak in the background. This is a plump, full-throttle Merlot to consume over the next 10-12 years. - Robert Parker 89 Points** Only 3 in Stock **
The outstanding 1999 Merlot Paras Vineyard (633 cases) reveals aromas of melted chocolate, black cherry jam, and espresso. It is full-bodied (14.9% alcohol), ripe, dense, and chewy, with toasty new oak in the background. This is a plump, full-throttle Merlot to consume over the next 10-12 years. ** Only 4 in Stock **
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