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. 1996 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto
    1996 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto
    93
    WE
    A rich, concentrated wine, bulging with ripe, extracted tannins. This is smooth and opulent, with flavors of fruitcake and an underlying spiciness from the wood. A delcious, powerf..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,055.00
  3. 2001 tenuta dell'ornellaia masseto Super Tuscans/IGT
    2001 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto
    99
    WS
    Offers a terrific bouquet of ripe, mellowing cherry and berry, accented by leather and incense hints. Shows fine tension between the firm, vibrant structure and ripe fruit, with gr..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,025.00
  4. 2004 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto
    2004 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto
    100
    VM
    The 2004 Masseto, one of my personal favorites, is positively stellar. I have always adored the 2004 for its silky tannins, stunning aromatic presence and total finesse, all of whi..." Learn More
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    As low as $3,550.00
  5. 2016 guado al tasso bolgheri cont' ugo Super Tuscan/IGT
    2016 Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Cont' Ugo
    93
    VM
    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..." Learn More
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