Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
ProducerConcannon Vineyard  Wine NameReserve  VarietalMerlot  ReviewerMike Taylor  RatingVery good  Vintage2000  Cost$24.00 
Merlot done right, I always say, is a wine to take notice of. The 2001 Reserve Merlot from Concannon is a limited release produced from estate grown fruit. The wine has a dark ruby core with a mahogany rim. On the nose, aromas of blackberry, leather and cinnamon entice the sense for a sip. The palate enjoys flavors that follow the nose along with lively acidity and dusty drying tannins. The body is stringy and lean and yields a flowing balance that's generous on the finish and tends to linger around. Overall, the wine is developed and can be enjoyed now.
Color Type Maturity Appellation Country State County Region
ColorRed  TypeTable  MaturityDeveloping  AppellationLivermore Valley  CountryUnited States  StateCalifornia  CountyAlameda  RegionNorth Central Coast (CA) 
Date added: November 10, 2005
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74