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An easy-going red variety with generous fruit and a supple texture, Merlot can be made into a range of styles from everyday-drinking to world-renowned and age-worthy. Merlot is the dominant variety in the best wines from Bordeaux’s Right Bank regions of St. Emilion and Pomerol where it is blended with Cabernet Franc. On the Left Bank in the Medoc, it plays a supporting role to Cabernet Sauvignon—in both cases resulting in some of the longest-lived and highest-quality wines in the world. Merlot also frequently shines on its own, particularly from California’s Napa Valley.

Tasting Notes for Merlot

Merlot is a dry, red wine known for its soft, silky texture and approachable flavors of ripe plum, red and black cherry and raspberry. From cool climates, Merlot wines will express earthy and herbal notes, while Merlot from warmer regions is generally more straightforward and fruit-focused.

Perfect Food Pairings for Merlot

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 are a hit with pizza or pasta with red sauce—overall, an extremely versatile food wine.

Sommelier Secrets for Merlot

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

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  • Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana 2019  Front Label
    Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana 2019
    Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Chateau La Bastienne Montagne-St.-Emilion 2016 Front Label
    Chateau La Bastienne Montagne-St.-Emilion 2016
    Merlot from Bordeaux, France
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    • WW92
    • RP90
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  • Markham Merlot 2018  Front Label
    Markham Merlot 2018
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
    • WS91
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  • Hourglass Blueline Vineyard Merlot 2019  Front Label
    Hourglass Blueline Vineyard Merlot 2019
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
    • RP95
    • JD94
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  • Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot 2019  Front Label
    Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot 2019
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
    • WW92
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  • Chateau Marsau  2016  Front Label
    Chateau Marsau 2016
    Merlot from Cotes de Francs, Bordeaux, France
    • JS94
    • WS91
    • WE90
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  • Wine Spots Napa Valley Merlot 2015  Front Label
    Wine Spots Napa Valley Merlot 2015
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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    • Trentadue La Storia Merlot 2018  Front Label
      Trentadue La Storia Merlot 2018
      Merlot from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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      • Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2019  Front Label
        Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2019
        Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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        • Lynsolence (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
          Lynsolence (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
          Merlot from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
          • JS95
          • RP95
          • JD93
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        • Leonetti Merlot 2020  Front Label
          Leonetti Merlot 2020
          Merlot from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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          • Decoy Merlot 2019  Front Label
            Decoy Merlot 2019
            Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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            • Whitehall Lane Merlot 2018  Front Label
              Whitehall Lane Merlot 2018
              Merlot from Napa Valley, California
              • JS90
              3.9 5 Ratings
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            • Silverado Mt. George Merlot 2018  Front Label
              Silverado Mt. George Merlot 2018
              Merlot from Napa Valley, California
              • TP93
              • WW92
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            • Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Merlot 2019  Front Label
              Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Merlot 2019
              Merlot from Santa Margarita Ranch, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
              • TP93
              • WE91
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            • Wente Sandstone Merlot 2020  Front Label
              Wente Sandstone Merlot 2020
              Merlot from Livermore Valley, Central Coast, California
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              • Charles Krug Napa Valley Merlot 2019  Front Label
                Charles Krug Napa Valley Merlot 2019
                Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                • JS93
                • WW89
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              • Emmolo Merlot 2019  Front Label
                Emmolo Merlot 2019
                Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                • Grgich Hills Estate Merlot 2018  Front Label
                  Grgich Hills Estate Merlot 2018
                  Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                  • WS90
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                • Napa Cellars Merlot 2019  Front Label
                  Napa Cellars Merlot 2019
                  Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                  • JS92
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                • Gundlach Bundschu Merlot 2018  Front Label
                  Gundlach Bundschu Merlot 2018
                  Merlot from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
                  • WE91
                  • JD90
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                • Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Merlot 2018  Front Label
                  Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Merlot 2018
                  Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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                  • Textbook Merlot 2019  Front Label
                    Textbook Merlot 2019
                    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                    • WS91
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                  • Rombauer Merlot 2018  Front Label
                    Rombauer Merlot 2018
                    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                    • WW91
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                  • Josh Cellars Merlot 2020  Front Label
                    Josh Cellars Merlot 2020
                    Merlot from California
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