by Sandra Crittenden

by Sandra Crittenden

Friday, April 29, 2011

2007 Luna Howell Mountain Merlot

     More Mer-love! The 2007 Luna Vineyards Howell Mountain Napa Valley Merlot is an outstanding example of just how good Merlot can be.
     In the glass, the wine is a clear, dark ruby color with medium-intense aromas of ripe dark fruit, both blackberries and black plums, with vanilla and baking spices. On the palate, it is perfectly balanced with a medium+ body, medium+ smooth, ripe tannins and medium acidity with 14.7% abv. The flavor mostly mirrors the aromas but with a more concentrated blackberry note and a bit of chocolate in the long finish.
     Truly fantastic!

Related postings:
2007 Luna Sangiovese Reserve
2007 Luna Vineyards Napa Valley Red Wine
2005 & 2006 Luna Cabernet Reserve


  1. We had another bottle of this last Friday night. I wrote an almost identical tasting note except I called it cocoa this time and felt like the plum was more pronounced. Thoroughly enjoyed it again!

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