Lot 356 | 2010 Sonoma Valley

Merlot

Gold Medal: 2013 Critics Challenge; Deep, dark and dense with aromas of black cherry, cassis and spice. Lush on the palate with layers of black fruit, hazelnut and cocoa. Fantastic!

$16.00

(17 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Lot 356 2010 Chalk Hill Merlot

Lot 356 | 2010 Sonoma Valley

Merlot

$16.00

(17 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Deep, dark and dense with aromas of black cherry, cassis, olive, and spice. Lush on the palate with layers of black fruit, hazelnut and cocoa. This wine shows incredible structure for a Merlot and will benefit from a long decant for drinking now or could even be cellared.

  • Vintage
  • 2010
  • Appellation
  • Sonoma Valley
  • Grape
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.5%
  • Cases Produced
  • 7400
  • Drink/hold
  • Now and through 2019
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Chalk Hill is a terrific appellation for Merlot, the climate is cooler and well suited for earlier ripening Merlot. Lot 356 is sourced from an ultra-premium producer and really, that’s all I can say about that. What I can tell you is winemakers Sam and Mike got in a whole load of trouble for blending in some of our best (and priciest) hillside Napa Cabernet to flesh out this blend. At $20 this wine offers incredible value for near-term enjoyment and outstanding cellaring potential.

Reviews

17 Reviews Total

Scott

Had been saving two bottles for a special dinner and this merlot came through brilliantly. Full bodied, smooth, great after taste. Fortunately, I still have a few bottles left.

Tracie

The post by VT Kuz described the wine perfectly. Very sad I cannot get anymore.

VT Kuz

Verified Purchase

Just opened my first bottle of this wine. It is wonderfully smooth, with great berry flavors and silky soft tannins. What Napa Merlot used to be before it became overly popular in the 90's. Went very well with the opening cheese course and the venison. Looking forward to the rest of the bottles I have left. Another home run by Cam & his crew.

Lyal

Verified Purchase

great merlot loved it

Robert

Verified Purchase

As other reviews have stated - drinks like a good cab. A full bodied merlot that does not disappoint. Love it so much - bought 3 cases.

Robert

Verified Purchase

the best merlot I've had in some time. well structured, dense, and complex ( like an expensive cab). wonderful with Italian food. glad
I decided on a case.

Stephen

Verified Purchase

Silky and smooth with a nice finish. A best buy!

Johnny B

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I am a big Cab man and I gave this Merlot a try and was shocked how big it was with a great smooth finish. A super steal at that price!

Victor

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Nice flavors, body and balance

James

Verified Purchase

This is a great wine. Bold and fruity, but real structure, complexity and length. Black cherries with spice and almost a chocolate after-taste, this would satisfy at twice the price. Instantly enjoyable, but still does benefit from a decant. The second time I've bought this one....and I'll likely buy more. Seriously--hard to beat this one. A real winner!