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American Wines Merlot

ARROWOOD SONOMA “UNFINED & UNFILTERED’04 – Bursts with cherry, toasty oak and coffee aromas and offers pretty, layered wild berry, spice and caramel flavors that build richness on the finish.”…77.99

BERINGER NAPA “BRANCOTT’’97 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION..142.99

CHARLES KRUG NAPA “PETER MONDAVI FAMILY”’11 Sleek and well-focused, with aromas of black cherry and roasted herb and easygoing red currant and spice flavors.”………….65.99

CHARLES KRUG NAPA “PETER MONDAVI FAMILY”’12  Well-crafted and easy to drink, with notes of black cherry, toasted spice and tomato leaf.”………….52.99

CHATEAU ST. JEAN CALIFORNIA’10……………..31.99

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE INDIAN WELLS” MERLOT15.……32.99

CLINE SONOMA COAST MERLOT’13……………………………29.99

COLUMBIA CREST COLUMBIA VALLEY “RESERVE”’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION –“Smooth and generous, a lovely, lively mouthful of dark berry, currant and subtle spice flavors, all mingling harmoniously on the long, polished finish.”…103.99

DE LOACH CALIFORNIA HERITAGE RESERVE’12……………………29.99

DUCKHORN NAPA’13  – “A soft and fruity red with blackberry, blueberry character and hints of bitter orange. Full body, firm tannins and fresh finish.”……85.99

DUCKHORN NAPA’ 14  Mint and berry aromas with hints of spices. Medium body, firm tannins and a medium finish. No reason to wait. Always excellent.”…….54.99

DUCKHORN NAPA “THREE PALMS”’14 – “A powerful red, with concentrated flavors of red plum, cherry and boysenberry that are layered with plenty of rich spice and mineral accents. Touches of slate and cardamom make for a complex finish.”……………..169.99

ESSER MONTEREY’14………29.99

FLORA SPRINGS NAPA’13……………….59.99

FROG’S LEAP NAPA’14 –  A glorious, mouth-watering Merlot with generous aromas and flavours of fleshy ripe black plums and a little smoke.  This Californian Merlot is produced by a winery founded in 1981 by John Williams and Larry Turley. The grapes are dry farmed and it shows here in the depth and complexity of this wine.”…….79.99

GUGLIELMO WINERY “TRE” CENTRAL COAST’12………………..32.99

HAYES RANCH CALIFORNIA “LUCKY HORSESHOE”’12………34.99

HELLER ESTATE CARMEL VALLEY ORGANIC” ’11 Dark berry hue, plum and oak spice aromas, easy oak, rich chocolate; approachable with stylish finish.”..59.99

HOURGLASS NAPA “BLUELINE ESTATE”’13   Focused and sleek, with aromas of red currant and tomato leaf leading to elegantly complex flavors of plush cherry, mocha and spice. Tannins sneak in on the finish.”………….149.99

JARVIS  NAPA “CAVE FERMENTED”’10 – “Deep garnet violet color. Aromas of vanilla cream, root beer, toasty toffee, and plum pie with silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, mocha, nut, and baking spice driven finish with finely polished tannins. Rich, concentrated, and refined.”……… 169.99

JARVIS  NAPA’12 – “Deep purple color. Delicate, fruity, savory aromas and flavors of waxy honeycomb, chocolate toffee and figs, creme brulee, and baking spices with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long black raspberry jam and spice cake finish with silky, fine tannins and light oak. An amazingly, smooth, silky and elegant merlot that is drinking beautifully now.”……… 169.99

JOEL GOTT CALIFORNIA’14–Plush and zesty, with easygoing black cherry and spicy mocha flavors.”………29.99

KENDALL JACKSON SONOMA “VINTNER’S RESERVE”’13…………….35.99

NICK GOLDSHMIDT ALEXANDER “CHELSEA”’14  This is a fine wine, reflective of the vintage’s generosity and approachable nature, giving off flavors of vanilla, cherry and currant alongside a sanguine, gamey character and smoky full-bodied ripeness.”………….39.99

PAHLMEYER NAPA’05 – “A star in this group.  Plush, rich and enormously concentrated, powerful yet polished, with a long, intense finish.”…153.99

PALOMA NAPA’06 – “Well-structured and focused, with ripe plum, spice and cedar aromas and black cherry and mocha coffee flavors that take on richness and tannins on the finish.”…93.99

PALOMA NAPA’08 – “Offers appealing aromas of red currant and spicy mocha, as well as supple, ripe wild berry and earthy sage flavors that linger toward soft tannins.”…103.99

PRIDE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS SONOMA-NAPA’13 – Today, the Merlot is deep, dense and powerful, but it also drinks surprisingly well for the year. Dark cherry, mocha, plum, smoke, licorice, spice and French oak are all quite forward. Drink this plump, giving Merlot over the next handful of years. The 40% new French oak is a bit dominant today.”………………119.99

PRISONER WINE COMPANY NAPA “THORN” MERLOT’14  –  “This is a full-bodied big-shouldered wine blended with Malbec and Syrah, that’s inky and dark. Grippy tenacious oak surrounds a mouthful of black olive, black plum and tobacco.”…….84.99

PROVENANCE NAPA “THREE PALMS”’06 “Offers good depth and structure, with red currant and sage aromas and black cherry, licorice and toasty vanilla flavors that finish with tight tannins.”…72.99

QUEEN OF HEARTS SANTA BARBARA’11……………………..32.99

ROBERT MONDAVI NAPA’14  –  “This wine offers a wealth of big flavor and plush structure within a context of savory oak and firm tannin. Black olive and licorice highlight a nicely composed framework of plum and dark cherry, dotted with fresh tobacco.”…….44.99

ROMBAUER  NAPA’14 – “Plump and supple, with red currant and rose petal aromas and elegantly complex flavors of black cherry, mocha and spice.”…………….65.99

ST. SUPERY NAPA “RUTHERFORD HILL”’13 –Richness meets good structure in this polished Merlot. Aromas of cherry and dark chocolate lead to layered flavors of plum and orange zest.”…….89.99

SEVEN HILLS WALLA WALLA’13  Walla Walla’s Casey McClellan began working with Merlot in 1982, and his expertise with the variety made him an clear choice to serve on the “home team” portion of the winemakers’ Merlot panel during this year’s Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine festival. His expression from vineyards on Red Mountain, the Wahluke Slope and his home valley produces a youthful Merlot and serves as another marvelous example of his winemaking prowess. Aromas of Bing cherry, dusty elderberry, Aussie-style blueberry licorice and thyme lead to a lovely mouth feel of black currant, chocolate-coverage pomegranate and more elderberry. The focus is on the fruit, backed by a long finish of cherry-rhubarb compote, Assam tea and sweet tobacco.”……69.99

TEIRA SONOMA’10………………………….34.99

TREFETHEN NAPA “OAK KNOLL”’12 – “Well-focused and light-footed, with rose petal and black cherry aromas and lively, bright red currant flavors, showing accents of fresh herbs, cedar and spice.”……… 43.99

TREFETHEN NAPA “OAK KNOLL”14  – “The 2014 Trefethen Family Vineyards Merlot stays true to the grape variety. This wine offers bright red currants that last long on the palate.”…………49.99

TRICHERO RUTHERFORD/NAPA “DAY BREAK BLOCK”’08…72.99

TRINCHERO NAPA RUTHERFORDCHICKEN RANCH”’09 – A real good sipping and food wine, this merlot shows off its bright red fruit in what t A real good sipping and food wine, this merlot shows off its bright red fruit in what the winemaker feels is “more rustic and Old World in style” than his other wines. It sports a full berry nose with hints of pepper, and lots of sour cherries and raspberries dominate the mid-palate. A lighter-bodied winehe winemaker feels is “more rustic and Old World in style” than his other wines. It sports a full berry nose with hints of pepper, and lots of sour cherries and raspberries dominate the mid-palate. A lighter-bodied wine.”…..79.99

YORKVILLE CELLARS MENDOCINO “RENNIE”’0845.99