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Merlot

An easy-going red variety with generous fruit and a supple texture...

An easy-going red variety with generous fruit and a supple texture, Merlot’s subtle tannins make it perfect for early drinking and allow it to pair with a wide range of foods. One simply needs to look to Bordeaux to understand Merlot's status as a noble variety. On the region’s Right Bank, it dominates in blends with Cabernet Franc, and on the Left Bank, it plays a supporting role to (and helps soften) Cabernet Sauvignon—in both cases resulting in some of the longest-lived and highest-quality wines in the world. They are often emulated elsewhere in Bordeaux-style blends, particularly in California’s Napa Valley, where Merlot also frequently shines on its own.

In the Glass

Merlot is known for its soft, silky texture and approachable flavors of ripe plum, red and black cherry, and raspberry. In a cool climate, you may find earthier notes alongside dried herbs, tobacco, and tar, while Merlot from warmer regions is generally more straightforward and fruit-focused.

Perfect Pairings

Lamb with Merlot is an ideal match—the sweetness of the meat picks up on the sweet fruit flavors of the wine to create a harmonious balance. Merlot’s gentle tannins allow for a hint of spice and its medium weight and bright acidity permit the possibilities of simple pizza or pasta with red sauce—overall, an extremely versatile food wine.

Sommelier Secret

Since the release of the 2004 film Sideways, Merlot's repuation has taken a big hit, and more than a decade later has yet to fully recover, though it is on its way. What many 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 and Cabernet Franc.

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    Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana 2014
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  • Mt. Brave Merlot 2013
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  • Dry Creek Vineyard Merlot 2014
    Merlot from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
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  • Beringer Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch Merlot 2012
    Merlot from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 2014
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  • Efeste Upright Merlot 2010
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  • Swanson Napa Valley Merlot 2013
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  • McIntyre Kimberly Vineyards Merlot 2013
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  • Ghost Pines Merlot 2014
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  • Keenan Napa Valley Merlot (375ML half-bottle) 2014
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  • Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Merlot 2000
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  • Flora Springs Napa Valley Merlot 2014
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  • Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Merlot 2003
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  • The Prisoner Wine Company Thorn Merlot 2013
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  • Napa Cellars Merlot 2013
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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  • Keenan Napa Valley Merlot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
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  • Tamarack Cellars Merlot 2014
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  • Pahlmeyer Merlot 2008
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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  • J. Bookwalter Foreshadow Merlot 2013
    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Grgich Hills Merlot (375ML half-bottle) 2012
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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