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Château du Taillan Haut-Médoc 2012

Intense ruby-garnet color; black fruits, coffee, toast on the nose; blackberry, red currant, dark cherry, plum on the palate. Continue reading “Château du Taillan Haut-Médoc 2012”

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Château Penin Grande Sélection Merlot 2012

Bright red-garnet color with some translucence; cherry, plum, vanilla, cedar on the nose; red and black cherry, oak, pinch of pepper on the palate. Continue reading “Château Penin Grande Sélection Merlot 2012”

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Masciarelli Marina Cvetić Merlot 2010

Intensely dark color, virtually black; dark fruits, earth on somewhat subdued nose; massive red cherry, blackberry, red plum, raspberry on the palate. Continue reading “Masciarelli Marina Cvetić Merlot 2010”

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Toad Hollow Merlot 2014

Crimson color, less intense than the 2013 tasted at the same time; lighter nose than the 2013, cranberry comes through; raspberry, strawberry, plum on the palate. Continue reading “Toad Hollow Merlot 2014”

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Toad Hollow Merlot 2013

Dark crimson color; black fruits, cranberry, black olive on the nose; dark fruits, dark cherry, blackberry, cranberry, toasty oak on the palate. Continue reading “Toad Hollow Merlot 2013”

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Bourassa Vineyards Merlot Reserve Napa Valley 2006

Inky, almost black color; cherry, lavender, spice nose; powerful cherry, dark fruits, plum, chocolate, toasty oak, vanilla on the palate. Continue reading “Bourassa Vineyards Merlot Reserve Napa Valley 2006”

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Cab-merlot

Cab or merlot—vino version of “Ginger or Mary Ann?”

Cabernet sauvignon and merlot are America’s most popular red wines. Each has its own set of characteristics. Differences not only fuel debate about which is best, differences complement each other—which is why Bordeaux blends (usually with help from other grapes, especially cabernet franc) rank among the world’s greatest wines. Continue reading “Cab-merlot”