Merlot Wines

Merlot Wines

Merlot Wine

Merlot is the only grape varietal in Bordeaux that can compete with Cabernet Sauvignon when it comes to influence and the amount planted each year. Taking its name from the French word for a blackbird, Merlot is a versatile wine when it comes to social scenarios and food pairings. This versatility also earns it a spot in various blended wines, further solidifying Merlot as a staple in French winemaking.

Merlot wines offer a massive collage of flavors to indulge in, depending on which bottle you end up purchasing. From the sensual plums and blackberries to the earthy graphite and cedar undertones, all the way to the inclusion of cocoa in some blends, Merlot wines always have an ace up their sleeve that will surprise you and urge you to experiment even further. As Robert Parker declares in his book, “great wines have the ability to both satisfy the senses and challenge the intellect.” You can drink from the same bottle multiple times and discover something new each time, leaving you to think about what kind of masterful technique made such an achievement possible.

The relatively high alcohol content (hovering between 13% and 14.5%, depending on region) and incredible flavor cement this wine as a staple alongside many different dishes, and enable its presence at almost any kind of social event. Even if you don’t plan on storing it for a longer period, Merlot wine is a great option if you just want a satisfying drink.
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  1. 1993 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    - 750 ml
    $875.00
  2. 1996 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    - 750 ml
    $845.00
  3. 1999 Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    1999 Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio - 750 ml
    98
    RP
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    ...It shows the minerality and drive of the cooler vintage in its clean, beautifully delineated aromas and flavors. Espresso, grilled herbs and mint are some of the nuances that linger on the finish. The 1999 continues to change in the glas..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $370.00
  4. 2000 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    2000 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto - 750 ml
    91
    RP
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    Readers looking for a more mature Masseto might want to consider the 2000. It presents a more evolved set of earth, tobacco and roasted coffee bean aromas and flavors along with ripe dark fruit...

    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate | Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $860.00
  5. 2001 Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    2001 Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio - 750 ml
    97
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    ...The fruit is breathtaking in its beauty... The finish is exceptionally polished, nuanced and silky. The 2001 is tough to resist today, but it will be even better in a few years' time.

    eRobertParker.com (Antonio Galloni) | Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $305.00
  6. 2005 Falesco Montiano Italy (Other) 750 ml
    - 750 ml
    $69.95
  7. 2006 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    2006 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto - 750 ml
    100
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    Availability: In Stock
    The wine that most delighted me at this historic tasting of Tuscany's most iconic wines was the 2006 Masseto. This is a wine of sheer power, bliss, opulence, infinity and sublime seduction. This Merlot-based masterpiece hits all your senses..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,099.00
  8. 2016 Castello D'Ama Vigna L'Apparita Italy (Other) 750 ml
    2016 Castello D'Ama Vigna L'Apparita - 750 ml
    100
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2016 L'Apparita, 100% Merlot, is a breathtaking, riveting wine that captures all the potential of the vintage. In this vintage, L'Apparita is especially silky and refined. Layered, perfumed and wonderfully nuanced, L'Apparita is simply ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $259.00
  9. 2016 La Jota Merlot Howell Mountain California Red 750 ml
    2016 La Jota Merlot Howell Mountain - 750 ml
    96
    JD
    Availability: In Stock
    One of the top Merlots in the report is certainly the 2016 Merlot Howell Mountain from La Jota. This fabulous wine boasts a deep purple color as well as a true “wow” nose of blackberries, ripe cherries, spice, bay leaf, and ampl..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $79.95
  10. 2016 Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Cont' Ugo Super Tuscan/IGT 750 ml
    2016 Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Cont' Ugo - 750 ml
    93
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2016 Cont'Ugo offers a super-appealing mix of rich, dark fruit and bright acids with notes of black cherry, graphite, plum, chocolate, savory herbs and leather. Another year in bottle has done wonders for the 2016, which is showing very..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $54.99
  11. 2016 Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio Super Tuscan/IGT 750 ml
    2016 Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio - 750 ml
    99
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    This expression of Merlot is explosive and profound. The 2016 Messorio presents an absolute textbook rendition of Merlot that can be read and appreciated in terms of the layering and overlapping textures of the wine as it rolls over the pal..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $199.00
  12. 2016 Castellare Poggio ai Merli Italy (Other) 750 ml
    2016 Castellare Poggio ai Merli - 750 ml
    97+
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2016 Poggio ai Merli is gorgeous. That's the short and the long of it. Merlot shows some of its best performances ever in Tuscany in the 2016 vintage. This wine is exceedingly smooth and silky, yet its tightly knit fiber supports a gene..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $84.95
  13. 2017 Frog's Leap Merlot California Red 750 ml
    - 750 ml
    $26.99
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