91%
of 530
would buy again
91%
of 530
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2019

91% of 530

2017

91% of 3,517

Tom Shula California Merlot 2019

91%
of 530
would buy again
91%
of 530
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2019

91% of 530

2017

91% of 3,517

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

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  • Clos du Bois Merlot California 2016

    Sold by closdubois.com

    $18.00

    (As of 06/03/2019)

  • Ménage à Trois California Merlot 2016

    Sold by menageatroiswines.com

    $12.00

    (As of 06/03/2019)

  • Sterling Vintner's Collection Merlot 2017

    Sold by wine.com

    $11.99

    (As of 06/03/2019)

$13.99

Angels Angel Price

$9.99

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of wines sold at other companies, that have received the same customer ratings or awards from third parties.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Clos du Bois Merlot California 2016

    Sold by closdubois.com

    $18.00

    (As of 06/03/2019)

  • Ménage à Trois California Merlot 2016

    Sold by menageatroiswines.com

    $12.00

    (As of 06/03/2019)

  • Sterling Vintner's Collection Merlot 2017

    Sold by wine.com

    $11.99

    (As of 06/03/2019)

$13.99

Angels Angel Price

$9.99

You save $4.00
Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of wines sold at other companies, that have received the same customer ratings or awards from third parties.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Clos du Bois Merlot California 2016

    Sold by closdubois.com

    $18.00

    (As of 06/03/2019)

  • Ménage à Trois California Merlot 2016

    Sold by menageatroiswines.com

    $12.00

    (As of 06/03/2019)

  • Sterling Vintner's Collection Merlot 2017

    Sold by wine.com

    $11.99

    (As of 06/03/2019)

$13.99

Angels Angel Price

$9.99

Tom Shula California Merlot 2019

91%
of 530
would buy again
91%
of 530
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2019

91% of 530

2017

91% of 3,517

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of wines sold at other companies, that have received the same customer ratings or awards from third parties.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Clos du Bois Merlot California 2016

    Sold by closdubois.com

    $18.00

    (As of 06/03/2019)

  • Ménage à Trois California Merlot 2016

    Sold by menageatroiswines.com

    $12.00

    (As of 06/03/2019)

  • Sterling Vintner's Collection Merlot 2017

    Sold by wine.com

    $11.99

    (As of 06/03/2019)

$13.99

Angels Angel Price

$9.99

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of wines sold at other companies, that have received the same customer ratings or awards from third parties.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Clos du Bois Merlot California 2016

    Sold by closdubois.com

    $18.00

    (As of 06/03/2019)

  • Ménage à Trois California Merlot 2016

    Sold by menageatroiswines.com

    $12.00

    (As of 06/03/2019)

  • Sterling Vintner's Collection Merlot 2017

    Sold by wine.com

    $11.99

    (As of 06/03/2019)

$13.99

Angels Angel Price

$9.99

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About the wine

Tom's luxuriously lush, mouthwatering Merlot returns!
  • This juicy Merlot is a flavor explosion! Tom packed your dynamite red with bright red fruits, dark plums, and a smooth, toasty finish that rivals big-name Bordeaux wines (but without the price tag).
  • Thanks to your support, Tom says, “We hit the jackpot this vintage!” Your funding helped him source his choice of pristine, luscious Merlot then blend it with decadent Cab Franc for a powerful smoothness and even a little Petite Verdot for a splash of bright fruit. He finally capped it off with a bit of aging in French Oak to magnify every nuance of rich, elegant flavor.
  • This mouthwatering Merlot is just begging to be sipped alongside herb-crusted lamb chops or a sizzling steak. Pop it open an hour before serving dinner to really let the flavors open up!

Best before
The wine is enjoyable now and will continue to be delicious for 3-5 years at least if stored properly.

Serving advice
As with most young reds, this wine will benefit from some aeration. Try to open your bottle at least 30 minutes before serving, and pour a little into a glass. "Swirl and sniff every 10 minutes or so," Tom says. "You'll know when to taste!"

Food match
Tom's dream meal with this Merlot is roast lamb loin chops or rack of lamb seasoned with Cavender's Greek seasoning and cooked medium rare, with roasted potatoes and asparagus seared in brown butter.

Tom Shula California Merlot 2019

Contains sulphites

Always check the label

USA

California

Merlot

Smooth Red

14.4% ABV

750ml

Meet the winemaker - Tom Shula

  • Tom Shula was one of our first 1,000 Angels. His passion for winemaking led him to make a barrel or two in his garage.
  • His wines were so fantastic that we took a huge gamble. 49,999 other Angels teamed up and raised about a million bucks for Tom to work with his dream vineyards and make his dream wines at a professional, state-of-the-art winery!
  • If you like rooting for the little guy, Tom's your man. He started in his garage and now he's making award-winning wines and living his dream. All thanks to you!

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91% of 530 would buy it again
$9.99

2019

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