Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Merlot, 2014 is definitely not your grandmother’s merlot. In fact, this gusty Napa Merlot is a reminder of just how outstanding Merlot can be. It’s worth remembering that some of the finest wines from Bordeaux are Merlot or Merlot-based. Robert Mondavi’s Napa Merlot shows a ton of rich, dark fruit (no surprise there–the fruit is sourced from appellations such as Stag’s Leap District, Yountville, and Rutherford.) Sixteen months in French oak imparts depth and more layers of flavor to this complex, beautifully balanced Merlot.