Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
ProducerMayo Family Winery  Wine NameLaurent Vineyard  VarietalMerlot  ReviewerMike Taylor  RatingExcellent  Vintage2000  Cost$30.00 
I recently opened a bottle of 2000 Mayo Family Winery Merlot. This is definitely not your ordinary bottle of Merlot. Several of my fellow tasters actually thought they were tasting a Cabernet Sauvignon!

The garnet colored wine reminded me of their 1999 release. Aromas of cherries and blackberries were pure and mixed well with the anise, clove and vanilla spices from the 20-month French Oak aging. Rich berry flavors are plentiful, and with ample body, silky integrated tannins, this is one Merlot that is complex, yet smooth and parts the palate with a generous lingering finish.

Total production for this gem was 220 cases. There is likely not any of the 2000 vintage available; however, I would strongly encourage you to try their current offering. In addition, I would encourage you to try any wine the Mayo Family Winery produces.
Color Type Maturity Appellation Country State County Region
ColorRed  TypeTable  MaturityReady  AppellationSonoma Valley  CountryUnited States  StateCalifornia  CountySonoma  RegionNorth Coast (CA) 
Date added: April 26, 2005
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74