Santa Ema Merlot 2008
nice and easy, good compliment to any hearty meal. cherries and current, nice finish
Not very special, for the price it is an OK wine, I would buy it again.
Heavy vanilla nose. Rosewater. Mint. Very well rounded, but could have gone deeper. Extremely drinkable.
If I can't have my J Lohr Cab, then this is my second choice. Yum.
External Reviews for Santa Ema Merlot
This relies more on its vanilla and blueberry aromas than its more modest core of plum and cherry fruit, with a toasty edge lingering on the finish. Drink now.
Cocoa chocolate nuances; black currant and cassis, smooth texture, some elegance, lengthy. The Santa Ema Reserve Merlot has unmistakable vanilla and chocolate notes that highlight from the black fruit aromas.
Very forward, with aromatic vanilla bean and berry fruit, plush texture and sweet, smoky notes caressing the finish. Balanced, round and tasty. Drink now through 2004.
Cocoa/chocolate nuances; blackcurrant and cassis, smooth texture, some elegance, lengthy; This relies more on its vanilla and blueberry aromas than its more modest core of plum and cherry fruit, with a toasty edge lingering on the finish. Drink now. 40,000 cases imported. -JM
The 2007 Merlot Reserve is a glass-coating opaque purple. The nose offers up coffee, mocha, and cherry leading to a wine with no hard edges and plenty of character. If all Merlots offered this much pleasure, Pinot Noir would never have become so popular.
Cocoa/chocolate nuances; blackcurrant and cassis, smooth texture, some elegance, lengthy.
Solid, with ripe plum and cassis flavors, backed by a layer of vanilla and mocha toast. Slightly firm, but with good weight and length. Drink now.
Food Pairings for Santa Ema Merlot
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