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Merchant's Pick by Grape

Merchant's Pick by Grape: Cabernet Blend

  1. Clio's Big Brother!
    May 18, 2020

    Few wines ignite as much excitement as a Clio or El Nido release.

    Today's feature is the 2017 El Nido, Clio's big brother and the flagship bottling from Bodegas El Nido.

    While Clio is a blend of mostly Mourvedre and the balance Cabernet...

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  2. "Wine Of The Decade" a.k.a. "The Opus One of Chile"
    May 12, 2020

    100 Points,  Wine of The Decade, andChilean Wine Of The Year

    Lofty statements?  Not after you taste the wine!

    Almaviva is co-owned by Bordeaux's Rothschild Family to create a 1st Growth...

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  3. There's Only One... Opus One
    April 27, 2020

    " The 2016 Opus One is brilliant and shows yet again that 2016 was a magical vintage for Napa Valley... a beautiful bouquet of black cherries, crème de cassis, and blueberry fruit intermixed with notions of cedary spice,...

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  4. Blockbuster Bordeaux
    March 26, 2020

    This is a knockout and the sleeper of the vintage!

    This wine has it all: press, vintage prestige, approachability, intoxicating flavors and a staggeringly modest price.

    The 2015 Chateau La Vieille Cure is from Fronsac, the hidden gem of Bordeaux just northeast of...

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  5. The Best Leviathan To Date!
    March 23, 2020

    The Best Yet!

    If you could only have one California Cabernet to enjoy right now, Leviathan would be it.  It is "one of the best values out of California." Antonio...

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