Merlot

Description

$ / *

Tasting notes
2015 Bogle
California

10
**

05/2018 Medium body, light aroma. Flavors are typical, but this is a fairly average wine. I found unpleasant bitterness in the aftertaste.
Not recommended!
2012 Cameron Hughes Lot 426
Meritage
Red Hen Ranch
Oak Knoll - Napa

18
***

01/2016 Big body and fruit. This is a Merlot blend, with some nice depth of flavor. Definitely a good buy at this price.
2011 J. Lohr Los Osos

12
***

09/2014 Nice - medium body, and very good fruit. This wine has a lush mouthfeel, and is quite impressive for the price.
2011 Cameron Hughes Lot 388
Napa Valley (Rutherford)

18
*

07/2014 Medium body and little fruit. Tasted after decanting for two hours. This is an uninteresting Merlot, without much tannin. Definitely NOT a good buy - one of the rare CH wines I do not recommend!
2011 Cameron Hughes Lot 397
Napa Valley (Oakville)

18
****

02/2014 Big body and fruit. Tasted after decanting for two hours. This is a VERY big Merlot, without much tannin. Definitely a good buy at this price.
2008 Columbia Crest
Washington

11
**

03/2013 Light body, not much aroma. Flavors are typical, but this is a fairly average wine. I preferred this to the Bogle 2010.
2010 Bogle
California

11
**

03/2013 Light body, not much aroma. Flavors are typical, but this is a fairly average wine. I preferred the Columbia Crest to this wine.
2006 Newton Claret
Napa Valley

22
**

12/2008 Full body, nice aroma. This is a fairly serious wine, nice flavors and depth.

 Wine Ratings: * Fair, ** Good to Very Good, *** Excellent

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