181 Merlot 2010, Lodi, California

Merlot Merlot
California, Usa

$16.95 (226530)

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Ruby colour; subtle aromas include vanilla, spicy oak, plum, cherry and raspberry; dry, with medium body Serving Suggestion Food friendly red that will match a broad range of dishes including roasted chicken, pork
85 pts
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Critic Reviews (3)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This wine greets you with a voluptuous bright red berry fruit nose with some forest floor accents and tobacco notes....

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is a soft, supple, generously oak-flavoured merlot with ripe, raisined fruit character. Lots of commercial...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Pruny, cassis jam, burnt tobacco, cedar, olive, leather aromas. Soft, sweet, round palate with light tannins. Candied...

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Community Reviews (2)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 181 Merlot 2010, sourced from the Lodi Valley and made in Bordeaux style, has intense aromas of toasted oak, black cherry liqueur, blackberry faint pine needle notes. It is medium bodied, fruity, has good acidity, refined tannins (decant for 15 min) and a medium, silky finish. It can be drunk by itself or with food; good to drink now, but will be in its prime from 2015-2020. My opinion: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89-90 pts – recommended due to its value. Tasted March/13.

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