Gainey Vineyards 2007 Santa Ynez Valley Merlot

  • Year: 2007
  • Winery: Gainey Vineyards
  • Varietal: Merlot
  • Region: Santa Barbara County
  • Retail Price: $24.00
  • Sale Price: $12.99

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Black cherry and red plum fruit aromas waft from your glass. Rich, creamy and luscious, it offers concentrated red cherry and plum flavors, touched by tea/spice tones and tangy acidity.

The final blend was 95% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon.

This wine was not submitted to competitions or for review.

Drink now or hold 1-3 years. Enjoy this lovely red with herb-roasted chicken, black-olive pizza or Merlot-marinated game hens.

This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.

Deana Segreti from IL
Ok, when I poured this into my glass, I ws leary, as it looked like Welch's grape juice. Yes, wine comes from grapes, but it should have a more distinctive color than pure grape juice. Thankfully the nose was GREAT. Strong scent of tea/spice with hints of cherry. Taste was very nice with cherry and plum flavor. Finish was good. The acidity really came through.      -16 Points

Mary Goldman from TN
It is a little dry for a Merlot, a little tart but it has a good flavor.  -17 Points

Glen Sisk from SC
What a mouthful of "mid-palate" expression. I've never had a better Merlot in my lifetime. Thanks CWC.   -20 Points

Linda Wright from VT
Fantastic!!! This Merlot won't send you back to your wine rack looking for something different. Best Merlot I've had in years.  -20 Points

Dave & Harriet Douglas from PA
The Gainey Merlot is intense and hearty from start to finish. It goes well with heavy meals and our cool weather. - 20 Points

Michael & Susie Loring from CA
I've paired this Merlot with a premium cigar. It went well, spice and berry everywhere! Nice oakie accents too. Candy apple in the nose, well balanced, juicey taste and woody finish. A great example of what a Merlot should be.  -17 Points

Catherine Rodriguez from CA
Rich berry color, velvety smooth finish.    -20 Points

Joel Todino from GA
Possible the finest Merlot we've had in several years. What a great match for my wife's superb cooking.    -20 Points

Jim Ross from FL
The first thing you notice is the nose, this wine is robust and earthy. The taste is full and deep, smooth on the palat, full of flavor. A great buy.   -18 Points

Jared Daugherty from GA
Fruit and spice appear front and center, balanced with decent tannins. Finish is lighter than most Merlot and crisp. Great with spicy ethnic foods.    -16 Points

Jim Phillips from TN
Try it with Southern soul foods! Pastas and sausage.    -15 Points

Pamela Riley from VA
This wine is very silky on the palate. Notes of black cherry and hints of chocolate tones with a smooth finish.    -17 Points

Blanche Katz from CT
I shared this bottle with a friend whom has been a Cabernet Sauvignon consumer. He paid this wine opened this mind to appreciate a good Merlot!  -17 Points

Tom Curling from VA
One of the best Merlots I have tasted!! This full bodied wine fit the bill for a family dinner of filet, roasted potatoes and batter fried zuccinni.  -19 Points

Jim Ross from FL
The best Merlot I have at anywhere near the price. My friends has me order more for them. Pair this with the Pietra Sangiovese and you have a pair to die for.    -20 Points

Megan Rowe from CA
Beautiful!     -18 Points out of 20