From $45 down to $19.99...last shot!

02.15.2022

2018 Trefethen Napa Valley Merlot



Winery Price: $45.00 (Click HERE to see)
winestore. Price: $19.99 (net)

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Lowest Online Price in the USA!

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Like everything right now, Trefethen has announced the deal on this wine is going away at the end of the month! So this is the last shot!

Flashback 23 years (which sadly was 1999 - and I'm almost POSITIVE 1999 was, like, just a hot minute ago) and Merlot was the hottest thing in California red wine. People seemed to forget that Merlot had already long been one of the coveted bedrock grapes in Bordeaux, producing some of the world's most complex and expensive wines. California was making its move - in a big way - and that's all that mattered. During the 1990s, Merlot in California went from 30,000 tons harvested to over 300,000 tons harvested (yes - 10x). The gold rush was on.

Then, like only Hollywood could plan it, the movie "Sideways" was released in 2004 (which also feels like it was yesterday - where does time go?!?!?), the exact same year Merlot tonnage peaked at 423,000 tons harvested. I actually really like the movie Sideways. As a wine lover, it produced some great scenes that I loved like this one. It also produced maybe the scene that, to this day, has sent Merlot sales into an absolute tailspin. You can watch the clip here, but be warned there is some NSFW language :)

In Sonoma County alone, Merlot acreage from the moment the movie was released in 2004 through 2010 plummeted 48%. Yes, you read that correctly - Merlot acreage in Sonoma County was halved in just 6 years...and it still has not recovered. Tonnage in 2019 was still down 48% from the peak in 2004.

Well, we're here to tell you that while Merlot sales even to this day continue to feel the pain Miles inflicted on them in that parking lot, the people making Merlot are producing wines that are better than ever and absolutely first class. Case in point, the 2018 Trefethen Merlot.

The Trefethen family made their reputation with remarkable Chardonnay but increasingly it has become clear that it's their reds, especially their Merlots and Cabs, that ought to gain them fame. If you haven't had Oak Knoll Merlot before, just think about great Napa Cabernet but with more velvetly smoothness.

So basically what I am trying to say is that if high end Napa Cabernet is your thing, this is a do not miss....#justsayin'.

Happy Tuesday y'all!


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