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. Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto
    - 750 ml
    $865.00
  2. Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto
    1997 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto - 750 ml
    97
    DEC
    Availability: In Stock
    1997 was the first vintage when everything was in place to produce great wine – older vineyards, better viticulture and better equipment’, comments winemaker Axel Heinz.The evidence is certainly in the glass; it has an enticing ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $979.00
  3. Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio
    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
    $410.00
  4. Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio
    2001 Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio - 750 ml
    97
    RP
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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
    $350.00
  5. Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio
    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
  6. Castello D'Ama Vigna L'Apparita
    2013 Castello D'Ama Vigna L'Apparita - 1.5L
    98
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    The highlight in this range, the 2013 L'Apparita is a real stunner. Deep, explosive and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2013 possesses stunning nuance. This is an especially restrained Apparita built more on finesse than power. The tr..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $399.00
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