Toad Hollow Merlot 2014 Print Tasting Notes for a Shelf Talker Note: If not seeing the star ratings when printing, turn on print backgounds in your printer settings. 87 Toad Hollow Varietal: Merlot Vintage: 2014 Country of Origin: California Appellation: Sonoma County Retail Price: $12.99 Tasting Notes: Berries, plum and spice on the nose. Currant, plum and cassis flavors. Tannins are a little higher than most Merlots. This is more of a Cabernet-drinker’s Merlot.