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Tuesday, 25 February 2020 20:30

Wine Pick of the Week

2017 Merlot, Richard McDowell's Selection

Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:44

Wine Pick of the Week

2015 Merlot

Sunday, 25 March 2018 18:04

Lamb for Easter and Passover

By Dan Clarke

It’s the opinion of Taste California Travel and its sister publication, Taste Washington Travel, that lamb is appropriate fare any time of the year.

Sunday, 11 June 2017 19:58

Wine Pick of the Week

Corbett Canyon Merlot Picmonkey

NV Merlot (non vintage)

 

Corbett Canyon

America

Alcohol: 12.5%

Suggested Retail: $10?

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 22:21

Wine Pick of the Week

Dry Creek Vnyd 2014 Merlot bottle Picmonkey

2014 Merlot

 

Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $26

Saturday, 21 January 2017 19:53

Wine Pick of the Week

Woodbridge cabernet merlot Picmonkey

2014 Cabernet Merlot

 

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi

California

Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail: $15.75* 1.5L

Saturday, 14 January 2017 18:32

January 13, 2017 Wine Pick of the Week

Hedges HIP Merlot 2013 Picmonkey

2013 HIP Merlot

 

Hedges Family Estate

Columbia Valley

Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail: $17.99*

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 11:20

October 7, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

Dry Creek Vnyd 2013 Merlot Picmonkey

2013 Merlot

 

Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma Co.)

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $26

Friday, 18 March 2016 23:42

March 18, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

CSM cre mer nv 1400 store Picmonkey

2012 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

 

Chateau Ste Michelle

Horse Heaven Hills (Washington)

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $36

 

“Merlot is one of the many wine varieties that the State of Washington does well. Wine writer Dan Berger—California-based, but internationally known—had a recent column to that effect and we certainly concur. He suggested that quality Washington Merlot was undervalued. We agree with that opinion, too.

“The state’s wine industry has enjoyed robust growth in recent years—currently there are over 890 wineries and Chateau Ste Michelle is by far the most significant of these operations. They’ve pretty much been around since the beginning and have garnered a reputation for providing quality wines at all price points.

Sunday, 18 October 2015 19:32

October 16, 2015 Wine Pick of the Week

Stimson Lane Merlot

Merlot

 

Stimson Estate Cellars

Washington State

Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail: $11 (1.5 L)

 

“Merlot is sometimes described as a wine for people who would like Cabernet Sauvignon--if only it were a bit lighter. That’s an oversimplification, of course, and some Merlot can be quite substantial—big and powerful, though maybe in an elegant way.

“The Merlot grape has its roots in Bordeaux, where it is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. However, In Pomerol it is the predominant grape variety and it also plays a major role in the wines from adjacent St. Emilion. Top French examples of this variety can be very pricey. Chateau Petrus, perhaps the ultimate cult-wine, has soared to absurd levels (try getting a bottle these days for less than $2,000).

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