Lot 727 | 2018 Knights Valley
An eminently quaffable Merlot from Sonoma's most remote AVA for a third of the tasting room price!
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- Knights Valley
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2026
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One of the last rural and undeveloped regions of Sonoma, the Knights Valley AVA is one of the best kept secrets of North Coast wine country. Lot 727 is a beauty of a Bordelaise red wine, grown in the warm climate of inland Sonoma and showcasing a terrific contrast to the cool climate expressions of Merlots produced elsewhere in Sonoma/Carneros. Produced by a small family estate winery near the Napa/Sonoma border and aged in French oak for over a year, this is a delicious small-lot wine that goes down easy and leaves you wanting more.
$45/bottle at the tasting room, it’s yours for barely a third of the price!
One of our favorites!
We are Cab lovers who enjoy a great Merlot. We loved this one! It reminded us of Stag’s Leap Merlot, smooth and lush. Will order as much as we can get!
Lot 727---Knights Valley Merlot
Our family loves merlot and Lot 727 is a winner. I wish we had purchased a case when it was available. It is a great wine.
Buy 734 While it lasts
727 was wonderful but it's gone. Stongly recommend 734. Solid through and through, and its in stock. Not a bad sip in the bottle start to finish. Get 734 from Alexander Valley while it lasts.
The initial smell of berries continues to the palette. We loved this Merlot and sad to now see that it’s out of stock.
Nice value merlot
Decent merlot. Very good QPR. For years I was never a merlot fan, maybe too many viewings of Sideways. However I came to appreciate merlot - a much more drinkable California red vs a Cab when looking for a mid priced wine without much age. This wine is a good value. Not complex but good juice that you could actually age a bit.
Smooth and easy drinking with lots of dark fruit notes.
Rich red. Needs to breathe awhile to reach its full potential. When the alcohol impact is gone you can taste the rich red fruitiness of it. And then throw in a dash of dryness to round it out. Nice Friday night wind-down sipper.
High alcohol gives a burn. Flavors are pleasant
This Merlot is opaque and a dark shade of purple with a gorgeous nose of steeped plum, toasty oak, licorice and iodine. On the palate it offers rich fruit, nice acidity and grippy tannins. Blackberry, plums, charred oak and blueberry pie all hit me. The mid palate is quite smooth with lush fruit interlacing the rather powerful tannins that slightly overtake the acidity. The finish is medium length and quite dry. I sense this wine is a tad young and will drink nicely till 2028. I am roasting up a rack of Lamb with mint sauce and steamed greens- should work a treat. I'm enjoying the softness of the varietal but am surprised at the structure, the tannins just won't quit. Yummy stuff. 90 points and 5 stars from me for this $16 wine.
This is the first time I tried the Merlot offering. Mer-wonderful!!