• 2013 Kirkland Signature Series Oakville Merlot

    There are quite a few Kirkland Signature Series bottles available at my Costco right now that have really grabbed my attention.  I just reviewed ...
  • [Our friends at The Fermented Fruit recently discovered this Costco Merlot bargain.  On sale for $19.99, normally $41 retail.  You can read their full review ...
  • Best of 2014

    At the end of every year we look back at the previous 12 months of reviews and assemble a list of the highest rated wines ...
  • 2011 Gerard Bertrand

    It’s always difficult to find the perfect Thanksgiving wine that everyone will unanimously agree pairs perfect with the hodge podge of food and flavors ...
  • 2010 Gordon Estate Columbia Valley Merlot

    I realized it had been a while since we reviewed a Merlot so I was excited to find one from Columbia Valley for $14.99 ...
  • 2008 pieza el caidero calatayud

    Since it’s right around mid-year, I wanted to take a minute to outline the wines that we’ve really enjoyed so far in 2014.  Below ...
  • Merlots are a tricky wine, in general. They often lack the depth of the cabs and the spiciness of the syrahs. Too many winemakers ...
  •  It's been a while since I reviewed one of the Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells ...
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    I’m not embarrassed about liking Merlot, even ...

  • This is a ripe and vibrant Merlot from Washington State that I think is an excellent bargain ...