NEW WORLD – 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.” …………………………………..84.99

CHALONE MONTEREY’03…………………………..38.59

CORTE RIVA NAPA’04 – “Corte Riva’s 2004 Merlot is a wonderful successor to the brilliant 2003. Aromas of chocolate, underbrush, blackberries, cherries, licorice, and espresso roast emerge from this deep, opulent, full-bodied Merlot that coats the mouth. It is ideal for drinking over the next 7-8 years. Pride Mountain Vineyard’s well-known viticulturist, Romel Rivera, produces impressive wines under his own label, Corte Riva. Working closely with winemaker Bob Foley has been to his benefit, and Foley’s winemaking philosophy is apparent in these brilliant reds.”……75.99

COSENTINO NAPA “OAKVILLE”’95 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “A well-oaked but richly flavored wine, with layers of ripe cherry and currant framed by vanilla and light, toasted oak flavors. The texture is smooth and polished, making it tempting to drink now.”…….139.99

EHLERS NAPA’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION……………49.59

FRANCISCAN NAPA’05……………………42.99

GRAYSON CELLARS PASO ROBLES’06……………….33.99

GRGICH HILLS NAPA’04 – “A solid Merlot, with black cherry and sage aromas and dense blackberry, herb and cedar notes. Dry tannins grip the finish.”……………..…69.99

HALL NAPA’04 – “An elegant style, with blackberry, mocha and spice aromas and focused black cherry, roasted coffee and toasty vanilla tones.”………….59.99

HALL NAPA’05 – “Soft and supple, underlined by good structure, with black currant and toasty spice aromas and zesty red currant, roasted anise and cedary oak flavors.”……..64.99

HERON CALIFORNIA’04 …………………..38.99

KENDALL JACKSON SONOMA “GRAND RESERVE”05 – “Black plum, boysenberry, and cherry flavors dance amongst the violet, chocolate and cedar notes.  This wine is smooth and the tannins are refined and round.  In true Merlot character, this wine caresses the mouth and lingers beyond each sip.”……..48.99

LAVA CAP EL DORADO “RESERVE”’04………26.99

LONGBOARD RUSSIAN RIVER’07………………………………49.99

MADRIGAL NAPA’02…………………54.99

MATANZAS CREEK SONOMA “SONOMA VALLEY”’94 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Smooth and rich, with a scent of dill leading to currant and plum flavors, finishing with anise, mineral and herb notes, turning complex.–California Merlot retrospective.”……………..129.99

McWILLIAMS SOUTH EASTERN “HANWOOD ESTATE”’07…………………29.99

MIETZ SONOMA’02……………..48.09

MINER NAPA “STAGECOACH”’05 – “Round, full bodied, quite toasty in character, with some richness, firm structure, and a long finish, tasting of cedar, spicy oak, tobacco, black currant, and cherry.”……………………….68.09

MONTEVINA CALIFORNIA’07…………………..…….29.99

MURPHY GOODE ALEXANDER’06 – “Juicy and easygoing, with cola and spicy cherry aromas and tart plum and herb flavors. Drink now.”…………….36.99

NORTHSTAR COLUMBIA VALLEY’05………….67.99

PAHLMEYER NAPA’05 – “A star in this group.  Plush, rich and enormously concentrated, powerful yet polished, with a long, intense finish.”…………….139.99

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.”…………………….89.99

PARADIGM NAPA’04 – “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.”..65.99

PARCEL 41 NAPA’05…………………40.99

PEIRANO ESTATE LODI “SIX CLONES – HERITAGE CLONES”’05………….54.99

REDWOOD CREEK CALIFORNIA “FREI BROTHERS”’06……..…………….26.99

ROBERT KEENAN NAPA’04 – “Lean and dry, with plum and cedar aromas and dry cherry, mineral and leather flavors that finish with chewy tannins.”…………………………..72.99

RUTHERFORD GROVE NAPA “RUTHERFORD BENCH”’04 – “Dense but supple, with plum and toasty vanilla aromas and soft black cherry, dried herb and pepper flavors.”……..55.99

SONOMA VINEYARD SONOMA’04………..…………….35.99

STAGS’ LEAP WINERY NAPA’05………..…………….51.99

TAMARACK CELLARS COLUMBIA VALLEY’04 – “Supple and generous, with black cherry and spice flavors that linger attractively on the open finish.”…..47.99

TURNBULL OAKVILLE NAPA’06…………………………..….75.99

VINWOOD NORTH COAST’00………………….29.99

X WINERY NAPA “SPRING MOUNTAIN”’06………………….46.99

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