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!
Excellent, smooth Merlot!
Lot 641 has been my favorite CH Merlot. However this one is right up there with it. It does need to be decanted or aerated. Enjoy!
Yet Another Outstanding Merlot
CH has had some great merlot wine lots over the past couple of years. Both Lot 713 and 641 were excellent. Lot 727 hits the mark again. The description hits the flavor notes right on the money - lots of ripe blueberry and black cherry fruitiness banging up against a nice array of spices which give this wine great balance. Wish I'd ordered more.
Great value for a great merlot
Best value I've had lately. I hope it is still around when I have room in the wine frig!
Enjoyed it, but had an after taste that lingered
A different Merlot
As merlots go, this one is much darker in the glass. The nose expoldes out of the glass, with plenty of oak. It is definitely dry, with lasting tannins and plenty of red fruit. The finish is long. This is a real keeper.
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.