Houdini Oakville Merlot 2007

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

$30.00 $22.99
Save $7.01
Item No. 120423
  • red wine
  • WE90
Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2007 Houdini Merlot is a robust example of fully ripe Merlot fruit grown in Napa Valley's expressive ground zero, Oakville. Aged in French oak for 19 months and bottle aged a full year before release, this wine brings together the components of soil, sun, fruit and time. Big in body, full flavored and a great example of Napa Valley's best in Merlot.

2007 was a classic growing season in Oakville, as dark fruit flavors had ample time to develop fully. The resultant Bordeaux style wine expresses dark berry, deep cherry, mocha and cola notes.

Critical Acclaim

"Shows tons of extracted cherry, blackberry and cassis flavor, wrapped into sturdy tannins and balanced with fine acidity. Bone dry, too, with a long, spicy finish. A good, sweetly oaky Merlot..."
90 Points

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Ken C. - Akron, OH (read all my reviews)

Style: Big & Bold
Pair with: Pasta > Meat, Lasagne > Meat
Unbelievable value with a great finish.
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A BIG Merlot with sharp and distinct essences. Just a small step from from brilliant, but given the continuing mediocrity in merlot country, this one is worth a taste.
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Learn About Houdini

Houdini wines are produced in the beautiful Napa Valley Wine Country which is best known for its dedication to making quality wines that please the palate and awaken the senses. Although a variety of grapes are grown in California, Napa Valley is best known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines. We carefully select prime locations to ensure both the quality and the mouth feel of the wine meet our high standards. Houdini prides itself in taking great care at delivering a flavorful and rich wine experience.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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