Category Archives: Merlot

Turning Leaf Merlot

        Turning Leaf, to me, has been a bit of an enigma in terms of brand identity. It has seemed to not fully embrace the ultra-discount, bottom shelf forever role, but has remained sort of middle-cheap. Most of the 750ml … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Creek Merlot

     This is another huge Australian brand. They are located in the Barosa Valley, in South Australia, one of Australia’s top wine regions. But, like Yellow Tail, Little Penguin, Black Swan and other popular and affordable Aussie brands, their wine … Continue reading

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Nathanson Creek Merlot

Another experimental purchase instigated by a ridiculously low clearance price. In this case, $5.99 for a 1.5 liter bottle. That, my friend, is a cheapskate price. And it has a cartoon frog on the label, so before opening it, there … Continue reading

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Morassutti Merlot 2009

  I have had little success learning anything about the brand Morassutti. All I know is they are one of the many, many labels in the stable of brands wholly owned, controlled by, or imported by the giant company The … Continue reading

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Frontera Merlot 2009

Frontera is one of the 18 or so labels either wholly owned by, or partnered in some way with, Chilean wine giant Concha Y Toro. They produce cheapskate friendly labels Frontera and Sunrise, high end brand Carmen de Peumo, and … Continue reading

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