Miner Family Stagecoach Merlot – Napa Valley

When you cross the $30 and $40 per bottle price tag, buying wine becomes a question of if it’s worth it and worth the risk.  When you buy estate wines, it’s not just one bottle, you have to buy multiple to make it worthwhile shipping wise so your $40 investment just become a few hundred.  The same goes for the Miner Family Wineries Stagecoach Merlot.

Below you’ll find an honest review of the bottle once I got home, not while I was at the winery enjoying the view and the wines.  I’ve already talked about their big yeast chardonnay which I love, but this Merlot is a bit different.

Miner Family Stagecoach Merlot Review

Ok, you’ve gotten this far so you’re interested in buying this bottle or trying it.  The only thing I can tell you is that from the moment you open it and smell the bouquet that instantly screams merlot to when you pour this deep red vintage, you’ll be in love.  If there was a Merlot that I could replace my blood with, this would be a huge contender.

The wine drinks amazingly well on it’s own or paired with medium to heavy level foods.  I never thought I’d recommend a merlot to match a meat and cheese tray like pepperoni and gouda or even nutty cheeses like a fontina, but this one could do it.  The wine will easily complement nutty and acidic flavors as well as rich creamy and berry foods.  I would love to have this along side a red italian pasta dish and finish with figs and brie or even a dark fruit pie.

If you’re on the fence about spending the money on the Stagecoach Merlot from Miner Family Wineries, go for it.  I will 100% be reordering this one and also a bottle of their Petite Sirah and probably a half of a case of their Big Yeast Chardonnay.  At the same time, I do not recommend the other Chardonnay they produce.  It’s delicious, but it’s nowhere near as good as the big yeast one.  If I hadn’t gotten to try Big Yeast, I would have loved their other Chardonnay.  If you’ve had Miney Family Wineries Stagecoach Merlot or are going to their vineyards in Napa, leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

Miner Family Merlot Reviews

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