2005 Tin Roof Cellars Merlot, California North Coast (89 pts, $7.49)

2005 Tin Roof Cellars Merlot, North Coast

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Tin-Roof-Merlot-2005
VERDICT: "Go for it"
North Coast
Merlot, 13.5% alc.
$7.49
www.tinroofcellars.com

Cherry. Bargain.

That’s the two word summary for this Merlot. I’d score higher if it weren’t for just a tad too much cherry. It eases off after about an hour or two of breathing. And you know, maybe it’s what gives this wine character and quality. Especially at this price.

Tin-Roof-Merlot-2005It’s available now at Costco. Just know, you don’t always need to spend $20 or more for a nice drinking red.

On the nose, again, black cherry, and fruit forward. It’s easy to drink and works well on its own or paired with pizza, or pastas mostly. Save the meats for the bolder Cabs or summer Zins.

It’s easy to find great wines $20+, so it’s a nice surprise when you can find a decent value red, which is exactly what this Merlot delivers. Look for it on your next Costco run.

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  • Wine Cellars

    Yes, I will surely look for it.Decent red wines are avaliable in the range of 15-20$ ithink.

  • Yes, I will surely look for it.Decent red wines are avaliable in the range of 15-20$ ithink.

  • Yes, I will surely look for it.Decent red wines are avaliable in the range of 15-20$ ithink.

  • Ava

    Who would have thought you could find a great wine at Costco? I'll have to check it out next time we are there.

  • Ava

    Who would have thought you could find a great wine at Costco? I’ll have to check it out next time we are there.

  • Ava

    Who would have thought you could find a great wine at Costco? I’ll have to check it out next time we are there.

  • audrey

    i bought this tin roof merlot 2006 at costco and its wonderful

  • audrey

    i bought this tin roof merlot 2006 at costco and its wonderful

  • Aubrey – Glad you enjoyed it!

    There is an excess of wine inventory from California and around the world right now. The good news for consumers is that there is a broader selection of wines in places such as Costco that in the past, would not have made it to this distribution channel.

  • Aubrey – Glad you enjoyed it!

    There is an excess of wine inventory from California and around the world right now. The good news for consumers is that there is a broader selection of wines in places such as Costco that in the past, would not have made it to this distribution channel.

  • Aubrey – Glad you enjoyed it!

    There is an excess of wine inventory from California and around the world right now. The good news for consumers is that there is a broader selection of wines in places such as Costco that in the past, would not have made it to this distribution channel.