2005 Warnke Cellars Merlot


  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2009 - 2011 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • JeremyQ wrote: 89 points

    June 2, 2011 - had it with a strip steak. Not a complex wine but decent balance, and not overly fruity. A hint of some secondary flavours of a bit of tobacco. Decent acidity which went well with the steak. A good QPR wine.

  • Kentw wrote: 88 points

    May 19, 2011 - Easy drinking and fairly nice merlot. Dark and full bodied at this stage. Lots of currant and plum with strong vegetal notes. Some oak/vanilla present. No cherry or blackberry notes here. Quite chewy with balanced tannins. Nice mid palate but has a slight sour and somewhat bitter finsih that lasts a while. If not for the bitter finish would rate it 90.

  • davemj wrote: 89 points

    May 18, 2010 - I am noticing a lighter red color in this Merlot than more traditional Bordeaux or Napa Cabs. Black pepper and dark fruit on a moderate nose. Mild and balanced tannins emerge on the mid-palate and offer a good counterpoise to a dark fruit blended finish. Seems lighter than previous outings. 2nd night: still very good, not as light, interestingly, than last night. Paired very well with seasoned Mahi Mahi. ALC 14.7%

  • jeremy_ross Likes this wine: 88 points

    March 20, 2010 - Herbal flavor, maybe peppery stems, red berries, toasty vanilla, medium tannins. Pretty nice.

  • GalvezGuy wrote: 89 points

    January 20, 2010 - Consistent with previous notes

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Gary Tastes with Warnke and Shifrin, Episode #530, 8/29/2008 (link) No Score points

    (Warnke Cellars Napa Merlot) #2; COLOR-dark; NOSE-no notes; TASTE-Brandon Warnke says, "smooth; some upfront bright cherry upfront; some cherry on the mid-palate; some minerality"; a little Cabernet in the blend gives it some backbone, structure & complexity of a really good St. Emilion right bank wine; this is a very good merlot; GV-No Score

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Warnke Cellars
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 36 (21%)
  • Consumed 139 (79%)

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