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Napa Valley


Wine Spots Napa Valley Merlot is an elegant wine. Sweet cherry and plum aromas are accented by hints of vanilla, fine herbs and aged leather. French oak aging in small barrels emphasizes the fruit flavors of cherry, plum and blackberries and adds hints of toasty oak. This is a classic example of Napa Merlot with supple tannins and a lingering finish.

Napa Valley

Napa Valley, while small in size, produces some of the finest wines in the world. Old World varietals thrive here, reflecting their classic characteristics while showcasing the diversity of Napa Valley's sub-appellations, each with their unique micro-climate and complex soils. These appellations gravelly, well-drained hillside soils, which are exposed to sunlight at low temperatures, produce wines with a dense palate and great structure.

The Vineyards

The fruit for Wine Spots Merlot is sourced from the Stags Leap, Rutherford, and St. Helena AVAs. These appellations' gravelly, well-drained hillside soils, which are exposed to sunlight at low temperatures, produce wines with a dense palate and great structure.

Food Pairings

Enjoy with poultry, red meat, grilled salmon, duck, seared tuna, mushroom dishes.


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92 points, gold medal - Critics Challenge

92 points, Gold Medal

- Critics Challenge - 2017 vintage
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94 points, Platinum Medal, San Diego Wine Competition

94 points, Platinum Medal

- San Diego Wine Competition - 2015 vintage<
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92 points, Rich Cook, Wine Review Online

92 points

Merlot finds a great spot in Napa Valley, and this wine brings the goods at a nice price for the region. Juicy red fruit and fall spice aromas and flavors are perfectly ripe, and supple grip extends the finish, where the fruit and spice meld with good push and mouth watering acidity. It’s perfect for a grilled t-bone dinner.
- Rich Cook, Wine Review Online - 2015 vintage

93 Points, Gold Medal, Beverage Testing Institute

93 points, Gold Medal, Cellar Selection

Ruby color. Oaky, elegant aromas of polished fine furniture, ripe forest berries, curaçao oranges, and white peppercorns with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and an effortless, involved, medium-long cranberry relish, walnut, and blackberry finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A rich and dry, sophisticated Merlot full of exquisite oak.
- Beverage Testing Institute - 2014 vintage

90 Points, Gold Medal, Beverage Testing Institute

90 points, Gold Medal

Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cherry pie, toffee, and toasted meringue with a silky, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, charming finish with notes of plum, delicate spice, pepper, and cedar with chewy tannins and light oak. A tasty, juicy, spot-on merlot.
- Beverage Testing Institute - 2012 vintage

Wine Spots Napa Valley vineyard

Napa Valley, California

The Napa Valley is widely considered one of the top wine regions in California and the United States. A combination of maritime climate, mountain and valley topography and varying soil conditions combine to offer ideal conditions for growing a broad range of grape varietals. With a history dating back to the nineteenth century and boasting some of the most acclaimed pioneers in New World wine, Napa Valley has garnered the respect and attention of wine critics from around the world