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. 2006 Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    2006 Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio - 750 ml
    98
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    The 2006 Messorio (Merlot) is off the charts. This extraordinary wine possesses a breathtaking combination of super-ripe..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $309.00
  2. 2015 Chateau Carignan Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux 'Prima' Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    2015 Chateau Carignan Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux 'Prima' - 750 ml
    93
    JS
    Availability: In Stock
    Blackcurrants, chocolate and violets follow through to a full body, round and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Beau..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $22.99
  3. 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 th..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $259.00
  4. 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 boast..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $79.95
  5. 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 ev..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $84.95
  6. 2017 Frog's Leap Merlot California Red 750 ml
    - 750 ml
    $26.99
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