Merlot Wines

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. 2001 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Super Tuscans/IGT 1.5L
    2001 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto - 1.5L
    100
    WS
    Availability: In Stock
    This is fantastic, showing incredible length and richness. Supersilky and caressing. It's an absolute joy to taste. Full-bodied, with blackberry, light vanilla and a long, long finish. The aftertaste goes on for minutes. This is the best Ma..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $3,445.00
  2. 2004 Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    2004 Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio - 750 ml
    100
    JS
    Availability: In Stock
    Beautiful, subtle aromas of berries, cappuccino and black olive are amazing. Full-bodied, with ultrarefined tannins and a long, long finish. Goes on for minutes. Leaves me speechless. This is soulful. A Tuscan cult wine you don't want to mi..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $295.00
  3. 2006 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    2006 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    I can still remember nearly falling out of my chair the first time I tasted the 2006 Masseto (100% Merlot) from barrel. The wine is now in bottle, and it is every bit as monumental as I had hoped. The wine possesses staggering richness in a..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,099.00
  4. 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
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