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Whitehall Lane Merlot St. Helena 2007

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90 points Wine Spectator: Sleek and classy, with black cherry and delicate toasty oak aromas that lead to supple, layered flavors of red currant, mocha and spice. Drink now through 2015. (7/31/10)

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Whitehall Lane Winery:
We are a small, family owned winery in Napa Valley's historic Rutherford appellation. We own approximately 110 acres of prime Valley-floor vineyards including the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and are committed to making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reserve wine. The winery continues to receive accolades and awards for produc... Read more
We are a small, family owned winery in Napa Valley's historic Rutherford appellation. We own approximately 110 acres of prime Valley-floor vineyards including the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and are committed to making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reserve wine. The winery continues to receive accolades and awards for producing some of the greatest wines in the world. In Wine Spectator Magazine's year-end ranking of wines, Whitehall Lane has been honored an unprecedented three times in five years for producing wines rated among the top five in the world. The winery has also been voted Winery of the Year from the Quarterly Review of Wines and Wine and Spirits Magazine. Read less
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Member Reviews for Whitehall Lane Merlot St. Helena

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Snooth User: Stallion
381013876
3.50 5
07/05/2013

Wonderful Merlot. I was dissappointed by their Cabernet which I drank during the winter. But this wine explodes from the glass with a wonderful nose of berrys and anse. Good structure and a great long finish....The color of the wine is dark dark red....and exibits Malbec qualities on site. I highly recommend this Merlot...More proof that the boys from sideways were way off on their opinions about this noble varietal!


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 05/02/2010

Aromas of dark cherry with floral hints of violet and lavender. Deep cherry core on the finish. Very cherry driven merlot. - Tasted at winery 4/20/10


Snooth User: tkaasch
34643717
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/23/2010

light

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good merlot

Snooth User: Mertyl
1559747
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/24/2009

Five glasses


Snooth User: ZinZoe
5644614
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 07/15/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Whitehall Lane Merlot St. Helena

11/12/2010

Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. This big-bodied, broad-shouldered Merlot is at present a bit longer on brawn than on beauty, but even now it exhibits lots of convincing black cherry fruit. Its slightly sinewy style makes it one for the cellar, and it should not be uncorked anytime soon, but we like its prospects to gain in richness as it slowly softens and evolves over the next five or six years.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. This big-bodied


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
08/16/2011

Sleek and classy, with black cherry and delicate toasty oak aromas that lead to supple, layered flavors of red currant, mocha and spice. Drink now through 2015. According to the Wine Enthusiast: Super-delicious, a soft, luscious wine whose cherry, raspberry and cocoa flavors are wrapped into velvety tannins. Made even richer by the vanilla and toasty caramel of oak barrels. Defines ready-to-drink Napa Valley Merlot Rated 90+


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Source: NapaCabs.com
08/11/2011

WS 90 Pts. - WE 90pts. - According to the Wine Spectator: Sleek and classy, with black cherry and delicate toasty oak aromas that lead to supple, layered flavors of red currant, mocha and spice. Drink now through 2015. According to the Wine Enthusiast: Super-delicious, a soft, luscious wine whose cherry, raspberry and cocoa flavors are wrapped into velvety tannins. Made even richer by the vanilla and toasty caramel of oak barrels. Defines ready-to-drink Napa Valley Merlot... Rated 90+


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Source: NapaCabs.com
12/02/2011

Sleek and classy, with black cherry and delicate toasty oak aromas that lead to supple, layered flavors of red currant, mocha and spice. Drink now through 2015. According to the Wine Enthusiast: Super-delicious, a soft, luscious wine whose cherry, raspber


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Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2006 08/11/2011

A beautiful Merlot, noble and classic. It doesn't have the stuffing for cellaring, but is absolutely lovely now, with fine, brisk tannins framing flavors of cherries, herbs and sweet oak, and a lingering finish. Appealing red currant and toasty sage aromas lead to sleek, supple black cherry, toasty vanilla and spice flavors.


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Vintage: 2006 03/16/2010

Whitehall Lane Merlot 2006 Napa and all other wine from Whitehall Lane are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



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