Irony Napa Valley Merlot 2008

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

$15.99
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $13.99
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Item No. 106950
  • red wine
  • WE88
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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:

Winemaker's Notes

Irony 2008 Napa Valley Merlot opens with aromas of ripe raspberry and blackberry with undertones of savory dried spice, sage and hints of peppermint. Earthy flavors are layered with accents of blackberry jam, toasted oak and vanilla. Firm tannins, balanced by juicy fruit and moderate acidity guide this medium-bodied wine to a long finish. Enjoy this wine with steak, grilled lamb and hard cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"A really nice Merlot, and at this price, you should run and buy some. It's dry and smooth and balanced, with lush cherry, berry, mocha and cedar flavors. So easy to drink now with steaks or chops.
Editor's Choice."
88 Points

Learn About Irony

Most of us didn't imagine where we would be right now. Sure, we dreamed of being firemen, astronauts, rock stars and superheroes, but life often takes you where you didn't expect it to. My brother and I worked every harvest from the time we could ride our bikes. After college, our careers took us beyond the land our grandfather planted in 1924. Ironically, today we are more...

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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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