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        • Beaulieu Vineyard BV Coastal Estates Merlot 2003 Front Label
          Beaulieu Vineyard BV Coastal Estates Merlot 2003
          Merlot from California
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          • Sterling Napa Merlot 2003 Front Label
            Sterling Napa Merlot 2003
            Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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            • Ironstone Merlot 2003 Front Label
              Ironstone Merlot 2003
              Merlot from California
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              • Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2003 Front Label
                Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2003
                Merlot from North Coast, California
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              • Raymond Reserve Selection Merlot 2003 Front Label
                Raymond Reserve Selection Merlot 2003
                Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                • Mirassou Merlot 2003 Front Label
                  Mirassou Merlot 2003
                  Merlot from California
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                  • Twomey Merlot 2003  Front Label
                    Twomey Merlot 2003
                    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                    • Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot 2003 Front Label
                      Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot 2003
                      Merlot from California
                      • WE91
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                    • William Hill Napa Valley Merlot 2003 Front Label
                      William Hill Napa Valley Merlot 2003
                      Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                      • WE88
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                    • Canyon Road Merlot 2003 Front Label
                      Canyon Road Merlot 2003
                      Merlot from California
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                      • Robert Sinskey Merlot 2003 Front Label
                        Robert Sinskey Merlot 2003
                        Merlot from Carneros, California
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                        • Clos du Bois Merlot 2003 Front Label
                          Clos du Bois Merlot 2003
                          Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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                        • Camelot Merlot 2003 Front Label
                          Camelot Merlot 2003
                          Merlot from Central Coast, California
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                          • Gundlach Bundschu Merlot 2003 Front Label
                            Gundlach Bundschu Merlot 2003
                            Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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                            • Benziger Merlot 2003 Front Label
                              Benziger Merlot 2003
                              Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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                              • Markham Merlot 2003 Front Label
                                Markham Merlot 2003
                                Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                                • Murphy-Goode Merlot 2003 Front Label
                                  Murphy-Goode Merlot 2003
                                  Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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                                  • Jacuzzi Rosso di Sette Fratelli Merlot 2003 Front Label
                                    Jacuzzi Rosso di Sette Fratelli Merlot 2003
                                    Merlot from Carneros, California
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                                    • St. Francis Merlot 2003 Front Label
                                      St. Francis Merlot 2003
                                      Merlot from Sonoma County, California
                                      • WE87
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                                    • Blackstone Napa Merlot 2003 Front Label
                                      Blackstone Napa Merlot 2003
                                      Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                                      • Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Merlot 2003 Front Label
                                        Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Merlot 2003
                                        Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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                                        • Delicato Merlot 2003 Front Label
                                          Delicato Merlot 2003
                                          Merlot from Central Coast, California
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                                          • TwoTone Farm Merlot 2003 Front Label
                                            TwoTone Farm Merlot 2003
                                            Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                                            • Bonterra Organically Grown Merlot 2003 Front Label
                                              Bonterra Organically Grown Merlot 2003
                                              Merlot from North Coast, California
                                              • WE90
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                                            • Pahlmeyer Merlot 2003  Front Label
                                              Pahlmeyer Merlot 2003
                                              Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                                              • WS90
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                                            Learn about California Merlot, common tasting notes, defining characteristics and more ...

                                            Today the fourth most widely planted red variety in the state, Merlot has much to offer. While it bears similarities to Cabernet Sauvignon (its half-sibling), it tends to be lower in both acidity and tannins, giving Merlot wines a mouthfeel that is often perceived as soft, round and plush. These qualities make it an ideal blending partner for Cabernet, the two complementing each other throughout.

                                            Merlot arrived relatively late to the California wine scene. It wasn’t until the 1970’s when producers like Louis Martini, Sterling and Matanzas Creek—influenced by European Merlot blends—began crafting single varietal versions. These trend-setting bottles opened the eyes of others in the California wine scene and spurred increased plantings. From there, the variety’s lush drinkability led to a surge in popularity, then overplanting (some of it on unsuitable sites) and finally a backlash that was turbo-charged by the infamous 2004 film, Sideways. What most viewers didn't realize was that, as much as Miles derided the variety, the prized wine of his collection—a 1961 Château Cheval Blanc—is made from a blend of Merlot with Cabernet Franc.

                                            Fine examples of California Merlot—either as a single varietal wine or as part of a blend—can be found from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, the Central Coast and most regions around the state. Merlot wines offer a ripe, sensual mouthful of plummy fruit, suggestions of mint, herbs and vanilla, all carried along by an approachable structure and often, a great potential for improving with age.

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