Cloud Break Merlot 2015

Just Walk On By


– Not Good Booze –

Even for a value-priced Merlot, this has little to offer. OK, it’s not terrible. But, the modest amount of fruit and character fades rapidly. This leaves a soft, wine-like drink. There are better choices in red wines in this price range which have more life in the glass. We recommend taking a pass on this one, at least for this 2015 vintage year release.

The Facts

Cloud Break Merlot 2015

Price Paid – $8.99/$8.09 MIx 6

Date Reviewed – 3/12/18

Where Purchased – Total Wines SF Bay Area

Varietal or Type – Merlot

Vintage Year – 2015

Appellation – California

Winery/Brand – Cloud Break Winery

Bottle Size – 750 ML

Alcohol – 13.5%

Cork? – Composition

Pour it and taste – Reg. Red Wine Glass: Medium color, hint of cedar and then cherry aromas. Modest cherry and berry flavors. Medium dry, easy finish.

Aerator – Reg. Red Wine Glass: Cherry and berry aromas. Balanced, modest cherry and berry flavors. Soft finish. Light body. Fading.

Decanter – Reg. Red Wine Glass: Just a hint of tar in the nose with some berry aroma. Flat. Smooth but not much fruit or body.

Overall – Not terrible or awful, but this is a very modest wine. The small amount of cherry and berry fruit fades quickly. Even at this price, a pass.

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