Lot 460 | 2013 Oakville

Merlot

Gold Medal, TEXSOM International Wine Awards; A classic Oakville red wine from the 2013 vintage.

$16.00

(32 Reviews)

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

Lot 460 2013 Oakville Merlot

Lot 460 | 2013 Oakville

Merlot

$16.00

(32 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

Opaque purple with a crimson rim. Tightly wound at first, with hints of cherry, black fruit and earth but opens up with a few swirls to reveal acacia flower laced with earth, plum and bramble. The palate is plush with a core of fleshy red fruit, fine grained tannins, and a brooding grace indicating there is a lot more to come here. Profoundly aromatic and faceted at this point in its young life, the mid-palate of this wine is just resolving and will play out beautifully over the coming years.

  • Vintage
  • 2013
  • Appellation
  • Oakville
  • Grape
  • Merlot
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.9%
  • Cases Produced
  • 2000
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2024
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Lot 460 is sourced from vineyards a stone’s throw away from where the grapes for Lot 600 were grown, and is another outstanding selection from Oakville. As I have said ad nauseum over the past months, Oakville is, pound for pound, Napa Valley’s greatest AVA producing fruit for the most expensive “cult” wines of the Valley. Compare at $50.

Reviews

32 Reviews Total

EdR

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Big cheery nose on opening. Cheeries on the taste and finish but licorish on the finish. Ok to drink now but I would hold it for another 12 months.

Roby

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One of my personal favorites, smooth and well balanced.

Morten

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Very good US merlot, good deep black currant, long smooth finish. Let it open a bit. Excellent for the price.

Sue

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While typically a cabernet lover, this merlot fits the bill. It is a bit tight when first poured but doesn't take long to open up beautifully revealing a long, smooth, well balanced flavor. Ordered another 1/2 case after opening the first bottle which is a first for me as I rarely purchase merlots. Excellent value.

MartinL

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Merlot is typically not my first choice, but this one is excellent. Opens up rather quickly to show hints of flowers and plums. Very deep dark in color, but not that heavy on the palate. I am saving my last two bottles for special evenings.

Michael

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Pretty darn nice Merlot. Only bought 1 the first time to taste, but would do it again.

Erin

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My first taste immediately after uncorking was similar to another reviewer- a bit tight. After just 1/2 hour, though- an absolute pleasure! The next day? Even better! I definitely enjoy this wine and will buy it again (if I can).

Jodie

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I love this but will let the remaining bottles sit for a while. On first taste, it was tight, so I aerated the next glass and it really helped bring out some complexity. I'll let the remaining bottles sit for a few months.

Tommie

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Compares to wine twice the cost. Great for everyday sipping or special occasions.

David

This wine is very good but doesn't standout. It would be a good deal at $13 but I think the Lake County Lot 473 is a better tasting wine and a real bargain at $9 a bottle!