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Ravenswood 2011 Merlot, Vintners Blend, California
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  Ravenswood 2011 Merlot, Vintners Blend, California
Item Number:15 20 143 06
Regular Price:$13.95
Sale Price:$11.95 - 14% off!
Discounted Case Price:$131.40 - 8% off!
($10.95 per bottle)
Total Savings: 22%
Availability: IN STOCK 
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Ravenswood 2011 Merlot, Vintners Blend, California
Soft and smooth with ripe berry flavors, the goal of Ravenswood Vintners Blend, is accessibility both in character and price. Since 1983, Ravenswood's Joel Peterson has been renowned not only as one of California's best winemakers but also as one of its most talented blenders, piecing together superb value-driven wines like this supple California Merlot.

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Ravenswood 2009 Merlot, Vintners Blend, California
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Balanced (5)
  • Smooth (4)
  • Clean (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (5)
    • Entertaining (4)
      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef (5), Pizza and pasta (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Aspiring enthusiast (4)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Steal

    By NapaNut

    from On the Hudson

    About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Balanced
    • Big
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Afternoon
      • Everyday

      Comments about Ravenswood 2009 Merlot, Vintners Blend, California:

      At this price, buy a case or two! Great value wine and it drinks like a $25.00 bottle. A very solid wine.

      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef, Poultry

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Price, Spectacular Merlot

      By mare

      from Queens, NY

      About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balanced
      • Big
      • Clean
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Everyday
        • Gifts
        • Special Occasions
        • Weeknight

        Comments about Ravenswood 2009 Merlot, Vintners Blend, California:

        I purchase this wine by the case, again and again. It has a great flavor from the moment the bottle is uncorked. It is wonderful for entertaining as well as every day. I love it!

        • Gift:
        • No
        • Pairs Well With:
        • Beef, Chocolate, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry, Spicy Food
         
        4.0

        A good buy!

        By Joachim

        from Dayton, OH

        About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balanced
        • Clean

        Cons

        • None Really

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Everyday
        • Gifts
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Ravenswood 2009 Merlot, Vintners Blend, California:

        This merlot is a great buy! Mainly use it for daily consumption but is a good fit for entertaining.

        • Pairs Well With:
        • Beef, Pizza and Pasta
         
        3.0

        great value

        By Dave the cellar guy.

        from West Hartford, CT

        About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balanced
        • Clean
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertaining
          • Everyday
          • Weeknight

          Comments about Ravenswood 2009 Merlot, Vintners Blend, California:

          Compares to other merlots I've had costing 50% to 100% more.

          • Pairs Well With:
          • Beef, Chocolate, Pizza and Pasta, Spicy Food
           
          4.0

          Not just an everyday Merlot

          By MT3

          from Mt. Kisco, NY

          About Me Connoisseur

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Balanced
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertaining
            • Everyday

            Comments about Ravenswood 2009 Merlot, Vintners Blend, California:

            Known more for their Zins, Ravenswood has put out a super drinkable Merlot at a very affordable price point. Lush red currants, raspberry and strawberry take center stage with lacings of smoky oak and rose petals. At this price you can make this your everyday wine, but with this quality you could also serve it confidently at your next dinner party.

            • Pairs Well With:
            • Beef, Pizza and Pasta

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            • Q:

              I LIKE A SWEET AND GRAPE FLAVOR WINE ,IS THIS ONE
              Asked on 11/13/2011 by Anonymous from tn.

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes this Merlot is delicious and full of flavor!

                Answered on 11/14/2011 by Strumerika from Mount Kisco, NY
            • Q:

              We do not care for an oak taste in wine. Does this have an oak taste or berry taste?
              Asked on 4/17/2011 by Anonymous

              2 answers

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This wine will be more fruit than it will oak, however since they do use French Oak barrels to age this wine for about a year (25% of that being new oak) there will be some oak characteristics. If you are looking for something that is all "berry" and no oak than you may want to try one of the Beaujolais wines. They tend to be full of very ripe fruit and typically don't see a lot of oak. Georges Duboeuf and Louis Jadot make some great ones....

                Answered on 4/18/2011 by MT3 from Mt. Kisco, NY
              • A:

                Oak can offer different favor nuances to wine. It can offer vanilla, toast, brown spices or smoke nuances. This wine is aged in French oak and shows some brown spicy character which is very appealing and balances well with the fruity notes in the wine.

                Answered on 4/21/2011 by Josh F. from NY
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