SOLD OUTCorté Riva 2005 Merlot
Featured in our Platinum Wine of the Month Club
- St. Helena
- Napa Valley AVA
- 91 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
- First Place — Shanghai SIAL Competition
- 100% Merlot
- in oak
- Cases Produced
- Enjoy Until
Corté Riva Vineyards’ 2005 Merlot was crafted from three well-known vineyards within Napa Valley: Kenefick, Blackbird, and Switchback Ridge – each renowned for producing excellent Bordeaux-style varietals.
Known for their luscious, big red wines, Corté Riva has consistently garnered high scores since their inaugural 2003 release and the powerful, richly textured 2005 Merlot is their latest achievement with a First Place medal from Shanghai’s SIAL Wine Competition and 91 Points from Robert Parker: “Readers who enjoy mocha, espresso roast, chocolate, plum, and black cherry characteristics should check out the deep ruby/purplecolored 2005 Merlot. This is a big, chunky, fleshy, hedonistic effort that fills the mouth. It will drink well for 7-8 years."
The Corté Riva 2005 Merlot exhibits a deep concentration of fruit flavors such as blackberries and black cherries, along with a big thick and juicy mid-palate and undeniable succulence. The teamwork between Lawrence Cortez, Romel Rivera, and Bob Foley is undeniable and their winemaking philosophy is apparent in this brilliant red wine. Try pairing Corté Riva’s 2005 Merlot with barbequed steaks, lamb with herbed sauce, and chicken Parmesan.
Croatian Country Lamb Peka
Pair this Croatian delicacy with a Merlot from Gold Medal Wine Club!View Recipe
Asian Spiced Baby Back Ribs
These juicy, spicy, sweet, meaty ribs are the perfect combination for our bright, fruit forward, vibrant Merlot from your recent wine subscription delivery!View Recipe
Bistecca alla Fiorentina
This flaghip, Tuscan steak is a wonderful accompaniment to Fattoria Montecchio's 2015 "La Papessa" Merlot, IGT from your most recent wine of the month club shipment.View Recipe
Pork Chile Verde
Enjoy this unique recipe with the remainder of your Clairvaux Merlot from our wine subscription box. Cheers!View Recipe
Red Hill Meat Loaf
Enjoy a tasty version of your classic meatloaf! Pair with a Merlot straight from your wine of the month box. Cheers!View Recipe