2009 Tua Rita Redigaffi
2009 Penley Merlot Gryphon
2009 Northstar Merlot
2009 Tenuta Dell' Orlnellaia Masseto
2009 Pahlmeyer Merlot
This wine was named #96 of Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2012."Plush and richly structured, but with a dense, structured core, offering aromas of red currant and toasty mocha that lead to complex flavors of black cherry and Asian spice. Loamy, ripe tannins sneak in on the finish."
2009 Long Shadows Pedestal Merlot
This wine was named #11 of Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2012."This red is round, generous and expressive, offering plum, loganberry, cherry and clove flavors that pick up hints of loam and floral character as the finish tightens its focus. Impressive for its length and deft balance."