There is more blueberry pie than cherry pie in this fruit-forward, silky Merlot. Coffee and chocolate add depth and interest on the mid-palate, through the finish. Drink with a good bone-in strip. Highly Recommended. 92 points. DBH

WHO: Murrieta’s Well
WHAT: Merlot
WHEN: 2014
DESIGNATION: Small Lot
WHERE: Livermore Valley, California
HOW MUCH: $44 (media sample)
POINTS: 92

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