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. 1994 tenuta dell'ornellaia masseto Super Tuscans/IGT
    1994 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto
    95
    VM
    The 1994 Masseto is not a wine I have had often, but it is so compelling tonight. The aromatics alone are totally beguiling. A whole range of floral, savory and spice notes are wov..." Learn More
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  2. 2015 chateau carignan cadillac cotes de bordeaux 'prima' Bordeaux Red
    2015 Chateau Carignan Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux 'Prima'
    93
    JS
    Blackcurrants, chocolate and violets follow through to a full body, round and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Beautiful merlot from old vines. Needs two or three years to sof..." Learn More
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  3. 2016 la jota merlot howell mountain California Red
    2016 La Jota Merlot Howell Mountain
    96
    JD
    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” no..." Learn More
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  4. 2016 silverado merlot st. george vineyard California Red
    2016 Silverado Merlot St. George Vineyard
    92
    W&S
    Merlot thrives in the cool benchlands of Coombsville, tucked against the hills just east of the town of Napa. Silverado’s estate vineyard consistently produces a quietly rich..." Learn More
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    As low as $36.99
  5. 2018 trefethen family vineyards merlot oak knoll district California Red
    2018 Trefethen Family Vineyards Merlot Oak Knoll District
    92
    JS
    Lovely balance and firmness to this red with blackberry, ash, black-olive and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a tight tannin backbone and a fresh f..." Learn More
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    As low as $32.99
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