Whitehall Lane Merlot 2010

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 123599
  • red wine
  • WS89
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS89
  • RP88
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2010 Napa Valley Merlot follows in the traiditon of Whitehall Lane Merlot - a big, substantial "Cab lover's blend" that utilizes exceptional estate Merlot, Merlot from other oustanding valley floor vineyards, and Syrah deftly blended to dial in the balance and power.

This engaging Merlot delivers lush ripe cherry, spice, plum and toasty oak flavors. It is impressively concentrated yet holds the inherent softness of the Merlot fruit. Syrah enhances the aromas and texture while adding complexity and length to the soft, elegent finish.

Blend: 88% Merlot, 12% Syrah

Critical Acclaim

"A solid Merlot in a tough vintage, offering aromas of mocha, cherry and herbs, with notes of espresso, olive and cedar that balance the lively acidity and tannins."
89 Points

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We are a small, family owned winery in Napa Valley's historic Rutherford appellation. We own approximately 110 acres of prime Valley-floor vineyards including the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and are committed to making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reserve wine. The winery continues to receive accolades and...

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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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