Reserve Merlot

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Tasting Note: 2014 Reserve Merlot
Tasting Note: 2015 Reserve Merlot
Tasting Note: 2016 Reserve Merlot

Acclaim

91 Points2016 VintageJames SucklingDecember 31, 2018
90 Points 2014 VintageJamesSuckling.comJames SucklingMay 1, 2018
89 Points2012 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanOctober 1, 2015

“Lithe and expressive, medium weight and refined, with red berry and floral flavors. Shows hints of wet earth as the finish comes together smoothly.”


90 Points2011 VintageThe Tasting PanelDecember 3, 2014
90 Points2011 VintageWine EnthusiastNovember 1, 2014
88 Points2010 VintageSnooth.comGregory Dal PiazMarch 6, 2014

Smoky oak and a bit of dark fruit op on the nose followed by carob, a hint of truffle, and green coffee bean accents. Round on entry, this firms up nicely in the mouth. A touch of green herb frames the core of black plum and blackberry, currant fruit, with a hint of espresso foam adding some complexity. This has a lovely texture, firm, structured and long, and a very pretty nose with red fruit that begins to emerge on the palate.


Recommended2010 VintageSante MagazineNovember 1, 2013
91 Points2010 VintageInternational Wine ReviewOctober 1, 2013

Dark ruby. The Merlot Reserve
shows a lovely, perfumed nose of dark red fruit with
hints of blueberries and minerals. The refined palate has a
velvet feel to it and good depth of ripe, dark fruit. The wine
is big and full and very nicely structured.


Silver2007 VintageSan Diego International Wine Competition 2012March 22, 2012
Canoe Ridge Vineyard Reserve Merlot