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Barefoot Cellars Merlot Wine Review

Barefoot Cellars Merlot

Barefoot Cellars Merlot

California, United States

Community Score:86/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $10.95

Drink: 2019-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Barefoot Cellars

Agent: E&J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 87/100

An excellent Californian Merlot for the price point. Smooth and supple with flavours of black plum and toasty mocha and dark chocolate from the oak aging. Great party wine. Pair with grilled pork chops.

This Barefoot Cellars Merlot was reviewed on November 27, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 209197
  • $11.00 
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Reviews and Ratings

Greg Beauchamp rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Ok for price . Buy on sale !
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Pretty good value for the price. Aromas of jammy blueberry, vanilla, and a hint of oak. Medium bodied with medium tannins and lower acidity. Lots of ripe and cooked fruit on the palate and a bit of smoke and oak on the finish. Enjoy with ribs or pulled pork.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

A very mellow Merlot with aromas of plum, blackberry, and milk chocolate. The aromas carry through to the taste. Medium acidity and a dash of rounded tannins add some structure. The tannins show a little more on the finish. A nice affordable 'house wine' that pairs well with most red meats and makes a great sipper as well.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Cheap and cheerful! Succulent black plum, chocolate, vanilla extract and strawberry tart on the nose. The acidity is medium+ with some grainy tannins. Fleshy black plum repeats on the palate with a shortpeppered cherry finish. A true price performer for everyday easy drinking red. Great hamburger wine.
Tasted: April 12, 2015
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Barefoot Merlot is packed with the tempting flavours pf blackberry, raspberry and chocolate and is silky smooth. Great served with grilled beef, roast poultry, pasta in tomato sauce, cheese and fruit based desserts.

Source: NB Liquor Stores
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Barefoot Merlot c'est une coupe de framboises et de mures recouverte de chocolat, tout en rondeur. Un vin plaisir pour un grillade de boeuf,un poulet roti, des pates bolognaises, et des desserts a base de fruit frais.

Source: NB Magasin d'Alcool

2 Members would buy this wine again

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