List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Merlot

Learn about Merlot — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

undefined, null

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 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 with Cabernet Franc.

Filter by
197 Items
197 Items
Gift Type
Occasion
Variety
Rating & Price
Rating All
Price All
197 Items
  • Clos Pegase Mitsuko's Vineyard Merlot 2016 Front Label
    Clos Pegase Mitsuko's Vineyard Merlot 2016
    Merlot from Carneros, California
      3.3 6 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $27.99
      Try the
      40
      27 99
      Save $12.01 (30%)
    • Trentadue La Storia Merlot 2016  Front Label
      Trentadue La Storia Merlot 2016
      Merlot from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $24.99
        Try the
        34
        24 99
        Save $9.01 (27%)
      • AVA Grace Merlot 2016 Front Label
        AVA Grace Merlot 2016
        Merlot from California
          3.7 7 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $8.99
          Try the
          12
          8 99
          Save $3.01 (25%)
        • Twenty Rows Merlot 2014 Front Label
          Twenty Rows Merlot 2014
          Merlot from Napa Valley, California
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $20.99
            Try the
            27
            20 99
            Save $6.01 (22%)
          • Seven Hills Winery Walla Walla Merlot 2017  Front Label
            Seven Hills Winery Walla Walla Merlot 2017
            Merlot from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $19.99
              Try the
              25
              19 99
              Save $5.01 (20%)
            • Bonterra Organically Grown Merlot 2017  Front Label
              Bonterra Organically Grown Merlot 2017
              Merlot from California
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $12.99
                Try the
                16
                12 99
                Save $3.01 (19%)
              • Indaba Merlot 2018  Front Label
                Indaba Merlot 2018
                Merlot from South Africa
                  0.0 0 Ratings
                  Currently Unavailable $9.99
                  Try the
                  12
                  9 99
                  Save $2.01 (17%)
                • Marilyn Napa Valley Merlot 2017  Front Label
                  Marilyn Napa Valley Merlot 2017
                  Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                    Currently Unavailable $29.99
                    Try the
                    36
                    29 99
                    Save $6.01 (17%)
                  • Mirassou Merlot 2017  Front Label
                    Mirassou Merlot 2017
                    Merlot from California
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $9.99
                      Try the
                      12
                      9 99
                      Save $2.01 (17%)
                    • Decoy Merlot 2017 Front Label
                      Decoy Merlot 2017
                      Merlot from Sonoma County, California
                      • WW90
                      • WE90
                      4.3 36 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $20.99
                      Try the
                      25
                      20 99
                      Save $4.01 (16%)
                    • Wente Sandstone Merlot 2016  Front Label
                      Wente Sandstone Merlot 2016
                      Merlot from Livermore Valley, Central Coast, California
                      • WE90
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $16.99
                      Try the
                      20
                      16 99
                      Save $3.01 (15%)
                    • McManis Family Vineyards Merlot 2018  Front Label
                      McManis Family Vineyards Merlot 2018
                      Merlot from California
                      • WE88
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $10.99
                      Try the
                      13
                      10 99
                      Save $2.01 (15%)
                    • Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 2016 Front Label
                      Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 2016
                      Merlot from Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
                      • WE94
                      • JS94
                      • WS93
                      • CG93
                      • W&S90
                      4.2 9 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $94.99
                      Try the
                      110
                      94 99
                      Save $15.01 (14%)
                    • Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot 2014 Front Label
                      Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot 2014
                      Merlot from Sonoma County, California
                      • WW90
                      4.2 17 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $23.99
                      Try the
                      28
                      23 99
                      Save $4.01 (14%)
                    • J. Bookwalter Readers Merlot 2016  Front Label
                      J. Bookwalter Readers Merlot 2016
                      Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
                      • WE91
                      • WS91
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $23.99
                      Try the
                      28
                      23 99
                      Save $4.01 (14%)
                    • St. Francis Reserve Merlot 2016  Front Label
                      St. Francis Reserve Merlot 2016
                      Merlot from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
                      • JD94
                      • TP93
                      • RP92
                      • WE90
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $34.99
                      Try the
                      40
                      34 99
                      Save $5.01 (13%)
                    • Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2016 Front Label
                      Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2016
                      Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
                        4.0 27 Ratings
                        Currently Unavailable $12.99
                        Try the
                        15
                        12 99
                        Save $2.01 (13%)
                      • Domaines Barons de Rothschild Legende Saint Emilion 2016  Front Label
                        Domaines Barons de Rothschild Legende Saint Emilion 2016
                        Merlot from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
                          0.0 0 Ratings
                          Currently Unavailable $38.99
                          Try the
                          45
                          38 99
                          Save $6.01 (13%)
                        • Markham Merlot 2016 Front Label
                          Markham Merlot 2016
                          Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                          • RP92
                          • WW90
                          4.1 56 Ratings
                          Currently Unavailable $21.99
                          Try the
                          25
                          21 99
                          Save $3.01 (12%)
                        • Benziger Merlot 2017  Front Label
                          Benziger Merlot 2017
                          Merlot from Sonoma County, California
                            0.0 0 Ratings
                            Currently Unavailable $16.99
                            Try the
                            19
                            16 99
                            Save $2.01 (11%)
                          • Ca'Momi Merlot 2017  Front Label
                            Ca'Momi Merlot 2017
                            Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                              4.2 9 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $17.99
                              Try the
                              20
                              17 99
                              Save $2.01 (10%)
                            • Chateau La Bastienne Montagne-St.-Emilion 2016 Front Label
                              Chateau La Bastienne Montagne-St.-Emilion 2016
                              Merlot from Bordeaux, France
                              • JS93
                              • WW92
                              • RP90
                              3.6 49 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $17.99
                              Try the
                              19 99
                              17 99
                              Save $2.00 (10%)
                            • Emmolo Merlot 2017 Front Label
                              Emmolo Merlot 2017
                              Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                              • WW90
                              4.4 16 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $53.99
                              Try the
                              60
                              53 99
                              Save $6.01 (10%)
                            • Joel Gott Merlot 2016 Front Label
                              Joel Gott Merlot 2016
                              Merlot from California
                                4.3 6 Ratings
                                Currently Unavailable $17.99
                                Try the
                                20
                                17 99
                                Save $2.01 (10%)
                              • Flora Springs Napa Valley Merlot 2016 Front Label
                                Flora Springs Napa Valley Merlot 2016
                                Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                                • TP92
                                • WE90
                                0.0 0 Ratings
                                Currently Unavailable $31.99
                                Try the
                                35
                                31 99
                                Save $3.01 (9%)
                              Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

                              Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

                              It's easy to update and using the latest version
                              of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

                              Yes, Update Now
                              Cheers to You!

                              New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

                              New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

                              There was an error redeeming your code.

                              *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 2/29/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

                              Search for ""

                              Processing Your Order...