Tin Roof Merlot Review | Decent Merlot for $5?

Tin Roof Merlot | Tin Roof Cellars

Tin Roof Merlot

Sometimes you need a no-nonsense, wallet friendly wine that doesn’t require too much thought but still tastes good. Whether it be your weeknight wine or a great bargain red to pair with pizza, it can be challenging to find quality reds in the $10 and under category. Enter the Tin Roof Merlot 2009!

Tin Roof Merlot

Appearance: Medium brownish red with some moderate to light leg formation

Nose: There’s a decent bouquet of burnt cherry, rose petal, lavender and leather

On the palate: Lush and medium bodied with plum, molasses and dried red fruit. There is subtle cedar and vanilla on the mid palate and it finishes softly and pleasantly with a mild finish

Varietal Composition: Merlot blended with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah

Origin: North and Central Coast, California

Value Rating: 4.5 / 5      

Where I Got It: Wine Shopper

Price: $5 ($7-10 Retail)

Score: 87

Should You Buy? For a mere $5 the Tin Roof Merlot makes a great, inexpensive house wine.

Tin Roof Merlot

Value PropositionTin Roof Merlot | Tin Roof Cellars

When I look back at what I paid for this wine from Wine Shopper (a mere $5.00) several months ago I am shocked at the quality-price-ratio. This wine actually tastes like a half-decent Merlot and it costs $5?

Needless to say I’m glad I bought a few cases of this offering. Recently, I’ve seen this for sale on Wine Shopper at a slightly higher price of $6.99 and a few retailers like Total Wine have it offered for the same price. At $6.99 this is still a nice bargain. The Tin Roof Merlot 2009 is smooth, easy to drink and well worth the tariff!

Tin Roof Merlot Review


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