Mirassou Merlot 2012

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Very red fruited on the nose with light wood spice tones and an intriguing hint of raw beef and iron. In the mouth this is a lean Merlot, but in a ... Read more

Sour cherry on the nose with a bit of tobacco. A light to medium body with more of the cherry on the tip of your tongue mixed with a nice amount o... Read more

Not my brand for a Merlot wine. Though their Chardonnay is pretty good. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Mirassou Merlot

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,109
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/22/2010

Very red fruited on the nose with light wood spice tones and an intriguing hint of raw beef and iron. In the mouth this is a lean Merlot, but in a good way with plum skin right up front followed by lovely minerality that recalls riverstones lurking within a fresh strawberry tones mid-palate with refreshing acids and soft tannins that lead to an slightly short, earthy little finish. A really solid offering at this price point and much better expressed than your typical sweet high alcohol examples that this competes with. 87pts


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Snooth User: basalix
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 02/12/2011

Sour cherry on the nose with a bit of tobacco. A light to medium body with more of the cherry on the tip of your tongue mixed with a nice amount of oak and herbs. A smooth finish with a nice bit of tannins to tickle the sides of your mouth. This is a great value on a young central coast Merlot. We decanted our 2009 and I am glad I did because the wine doesn't appear to be highly processed, and I did find a bit of sediment after decanting. We let it open up in the decanter for about a half an hour and it really opened up and mellowed out.


Snooth User: IronOrchid
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2011 08/14/2011

Not my brand for a Merlot wine. Though their Chardonnay is pretty good.


Snooth User: Casey84
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 07/10/2012

Aromas of blackberry, sweet bread and other dark berries. The taste had hints raspberry's, cherry, plum with some very nice lite vanilla oak and clove notes. A nice Merlot that i wouldn't hesitate bringing to a party.


Snooth User: daveeisinger
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 05/09/2012

Good stuff. Recommended as an everyday wine for anyone who likes their dry reds.


Snooth User: Carol Ausborn
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/20/2012

AMAZING!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!


3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/11/2011

The 09 was not as good as the 08, the 09 tasted more like a typical average merlot like Blackstone. That 08 was really good. Maybe this needs a year or two in the bottle.


4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/17/2011

Remarkable for its price range, soft tannin, tart cherry, cocoa, a pleasant touch of oak, and it still tasted nice after 5 days open.


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External Reviews for Mirassou Merlot

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2011 02/05/2013

Luscious fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry. These primary flavors are augmented with secondary flavors of vanilla, toasty oak and spices including clove and nutmeg. The addition of complementary varietals contributes to a velvety mouth feel and lingering, smooth finish. This wine is at its best if enjoyed within a year of release, but should be able to age in the bottle for up to three years.


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Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2011 02/05/2013

Cupcake Merlot is a full-bodied yet smooth merlot displaying supple tannins. This is a softer, silkier Merlot with a good balance of oak and fruit. It starts with flavors of red cherries that evolve into decadent flavors of cocoa and espresso mingles into a plush, silky mocha finish.


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Vintage: 2010 12/29/2011

Cupcake Vineyards works hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied yet smooth Merlot displays supple tannins with favors of red cherries that evolve into decadent levels of cocoa.


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Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2009 08/27/2011

Luscious fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry. These primary flavors are augmented with secondary flavors of vanilla, toasty oak and spices including clove and nutmeg. The addition of complementary varietals contributes to a velvety mouth feel and lingering, smooth finish. This wine is at its best if enjoyed within a year of release, but should be able to age in the bottle for up to three years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/06/2011

Tasting Notes - Cupcake Vineyards works hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied yet smooth merlot displays supple tannins with favors of red cherries that evolve into decadent levels of cocoa.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/23/2011

"We select our Merlot from some of the finest vineyards on the Central Coast


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2008 09/24/2010

Luscious fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry. These primary flavors are augmented with secondary flavors of vanilla, toasty oak and spices including clove and nutmeg. The addition of complementary varietals contributes to a velvety mouth feel and lingering, smooth finish. This wine is at its best if enjoyed within a year of release, but should be able to age in the bottle for up to three years.


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Ratings & Tags for Mirassou Merlot

1274757 Snooth User: sammy2co
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4.00 5
2011 04/13/2013

560306 Snooth User: Pandorra
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4.00 5
2011 02/08/2011

783215 Snooth User: mandybee
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2.00 5
2011 03/03/2011

1213903 Snooth User: sjwhiddon
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2011 02/23/2013

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2011 01/23/2011

1170699 Snooth User: bmiller72
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2010 01/30/2013

937071 Snooth User: annecara
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3.00 5
2009 11/08/2011

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Winemaker's Notes:

Cupcake Vineyards work hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied yet smooth Merlot displays supple tannins with flavors of red cherries that evolve into decadent levels of cocoa and espresso and a smooth finish. This wine is reminiscent of that chocolate cherry cupcake. Serve with pork tenderloin with a port-fig reduction sauce or decadent chocolate molten cupcake.

Cupcake Vineyards work hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied yet smooth Merlot displays supple tannins with flavors of red cherries that evolve into decadent levels of cocoa and espresso and a smooth finish. This wine is reminiscent of that chocolate cherry cupcake. Serve with pork tenderloin with a port-fig reduction sauce or decadent chocolate molten cupcake.

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