Full Review

DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series

DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series
2021 Merlot, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .9%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22

DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series
2021 Merlot, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .9%
Garnet color. Aromas of candied blackberries, plum and mandarin orange, vanilla, and cocoa nib with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long red plum, blackberry and vanilla, grilled mushroom and sage, and pencil shavings finish. A medium weight carries this fruit forward expression of Merlot, accompanied by bramble berry with cassis and a slight sage lift.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: candied blackberries, plum and mandarin orange, vanilla, and cocoa nib
Taste Flavor: red plum, blackberry and vanilla, grilled mushroom and sage, and pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A medium weight carries this fruit forward expression of Merlot, accompanied by bramble berry with cassis and a slight sage lift.

The Producer

Lescombes Family Vineyards

The Producer
1325 de Baca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 575-546-9324

Their Portfolio

BR Blue Teal NV Riesling, New Mexico 11% (USA) $10.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Cantina Sangria NV New Mexico 10% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
89 DH Lescombes 2016 Limited Release, Cabernet Franc, New Mexico 15% (USA) $36.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2015 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $38.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Dh Lescombes 2019 Semillon, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $18.00.
88 DH Lescombes 2019 Brut Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 12% (USA) $17.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2019 Bellissimo Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 11% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
86 DH Lescombes 2016 Renaissance Red Blend, New Mexico 15% (USA) $30.00.
BR Dh Lescombes NV Imperial Kir Carbonated Grape Wine with Natural Raspberry Flavor, New Mexico 10.5% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
BR DH Lescombes 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 15% (USA) $28.00. - Bronze Medal
87 DH Lescombes 2013 Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $100.00.
88 DH Lescombes 2021 Heritage Series, Pinot Gris, New Mexico 11% (USA) $17.00.
85 DH Lescombes 2021 Semillon, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $18.00.
87 DH Lescombes 2021 Brut Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 12% (USA) $17.00.
86 Dh Lescombes 2017 Limited Release, Petite Sirah, New Mexico 16% (USA) $41.00.
86 Dh Lescombes 2016 Double Barrel Limited Release, Petite Sirah, New Mexico 16.5% (USA) $117.00.
85 DH Lescombes 2017 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $48.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2016 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $48.00. - Bronze Medal
87 DH Lescombes 2018 Limited Release, Cabernet Franc, New Mexico 16% (USA) $48.00.
87 DH Lescombes 2021 Pinot Noir, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $34.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2021 Pinot Gris, New Mexico 11% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
92 DH Lescombes 2022 Pinot Gris, New Mexico 12% (USA) $22.00.
91 DH Lescombes 2022 Semillon, New Mexico 12% (USA) $24.00.
92 Dh Lescombes 2022 Rosé, Syrah, New Mexico 12% (USA) $22.00.
BR DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 13% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
90 DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2019 Cab-Sangio, New Mexico 13% (USA) $17.00.
85 DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Malvasia-Riesling White Blend, New Mexico 11% (USA) $16.00.
86 Dh Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Cab-Sangio Red Blend, New Mexico 13% (USA) $20.00.
89 Dh Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 13% (USA) $22.00.
88 DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Merlot, New Mexico 13% (USA) $22.00.
86 DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Malvasia-Riesling White Blend, New Mexico 11% (USA) $19.00.
91 Grove Selections NV Pomegranate, New Mexico 8% (USA) $11.00.
85 Heb NV Land Star Classic Mimosa, New Mexico 8% (USA) $11.00.
BR Heb NV Land Star Pineapple Mimosa, New Mexico 8% (USA) $11.00. - Bronze Medal
85 St Clair NV Mimbres Bubbly White Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
BR St Clair NV Mimbres Bubbly Red Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
BR St Clair NV Mimbres Bubbly Pink Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
88 St Clair 2020 Gewurztraminer, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
87 St Clair 2021 Pinot Grigio, New Mexico 11% (USA) $15.00.
87 St Clair 2021 Mimbres White, White Moscato, New Mexico 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
BR St Clair 2020 Mimbres Pink, Rose Moscato, New Mexico 11.5% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR St Clair 2020 Riesling, New Mexico 10.5% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
85 St. Clair Winery 2019 Chardonnay, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $14.00.
BR St. Clair Winery 2019 Pinot Grigio, New Mexico 11% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
90 St. Clair Winery 2019 Malvasia, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
85 St. Clair Winery NV Port, New Mexico 19% (USA) $25.00.
87 St. Clair Winery 2021 Riesling, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
87 St. Clair Winery 2021 Mimbres Sweet Pink Moscato, New Mexico 10.5% (USA) $12.00.
90 St. Clair Winery 2021 Gewurztraminer, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
BR St. Clair Winery 2022 Brut Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 12% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
87 St. Clair Winery 2021 Bellissimo Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 11% (USA) $22.00.

Merlot

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Merlot is a red variety that is loved by consumers, yet often shunned by certain wine gurus and critics, as they perceive these wines as “little sisters” to the more powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. Yet on its own, the best examples of Merlot are multi-layered, complex wines that are among the finest in the world.

Merlot has many similar flavors to Cabernet Sauvignon, especially with its cherry and plum fruit, but is has fewer, less sharp tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon. Many producers whether in Bordeaux, America, Chile or elsewhere, often blend small percentages of Merlot into Cabernet Sauvignon to lessen the tannic bitterness of the latter.

A few districts in France’s Bordeaux region, namely Pomerol, are home to the greatest examples of Merlot. Chateau Petrus is the world’s most famous example of Merlot, a powerful wine that ages beautifully for 30 or 40 years in the best vintages. There are also celebrated examples from American, especially in Washington’s Walla Walla valley as well as in Napa Valley in California. Merlot is also very successful in Chile, New Zealand and even in certain part of Italy.

Merlot pairs best with foods such as lamb or veal, but it also sought out by consumers to accompany steaks and roast when they want a rounder, more elegant red wine.