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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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  • Le Macchiole Messorio 2013 Front Label
    Le Macchiole Messorio 2013
    Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Hendry Merlot 2013 Front Label
    Hendry Merlot 2013
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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    • Lava Cap Reserve Merlot 2013 Front Label
      Lava Cap Reserve Merlot 2013
      Merlot from El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California
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      • Matthiasson Red Hen Vineyard Merlot 2013 Front Label
        Matthiasson Red Hen Vineyard Merlot 2013
        Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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      • Ramspeck Merlot 2013 Front Label
        Ramspeck Merlot 2013
        Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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        • Feudi del Pisciotto Terre Siciliane Merlot 2013 Front Label
          Feudi del Pisciotto Terre Siciliane Merlot 2013
          Merlot from Sicily, Italy
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          • Cotes de Ciel Ciel du Cheval Vineayrd Merlot 2013  Front Label
            Cotes de Ciel Ciel du Cheval Vineayrd Merlot 2013
            Merlot from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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            • Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot 2013 Front Label
              Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot 2013
              Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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            • Seven Hills Winery Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot 2013 Front Label
              Seven Hills Winery Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot 2013
              Merlot from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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            • Brander Merlot 2013 Front Label
              Brander Merlot 2013
              Merlot from Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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              • Teira Merlot 2013 Front Label
                Teira Merlot 2013
                Merlot from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
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                • Wing Canyon Lolita Merlot 2013 Front Label
                  Wing Canyon Lolita Merlot 2013
                  Merlot from Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California
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                  • Hook and Ladder Estate Merlot 2013 Front Label
                    Hook and Ladder Estate Merlot 2013
                    Merlot from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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                    • TATE Spring Street Merlot 2013 Front Label
                      TATE Spring Street Merlot 2013
                      Merlot from St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
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                      • Y. Rousseau Pepe Cavedale Vineyard Merlot 2013 Front Label
                        Y. Rousseau Pepe Cavedale Vineyard Merlot 2013
                        Merlot from Moon Mountain District, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
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                      • Donati Family Vineyards Merlot 2013 Front Label
                        Donati Family Vineyards Merlot 2013
                        Merlot from Paicines, Central Coast, California
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                        • Titus Merlot 2013  Front Label
                          Titus Merlot 2013
                          Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                          • Hestan Vineyards Stephanie Merlot 2013 Front Label
                            Hestan Vineyards Stephanie Merlot 2013
                            Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                            • Urban Legend Cellars Merlot 2013 Front Label
                              Urban Legend Cellars Merlot 2013
                              Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                              • McIntyre Kimberly Vineyards Merlot 2013 Front Label
                                McIntyre Kimberly Vineyards Merlot 2013
                                Merlot from Arroyo Seco, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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                              • Kapcsandy Family Winery State Lane Vineyard Roberta's Reserve 2013 Front Label
                                Kapcsandy Family Winery State Lane Vineyard Roberta's Reserve 2013
                                Merlot from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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                              • Flanagan Merlot 2013 Front Label
                                Flanagan Merlot 2013
                                Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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                              • Mt. Brave Merlot 2013 Front Label
                                Mt. Brave Merlot 2013
                                Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                              • Rocca Family Vineyards Grigsby Vineyard Merlot 2013 Front Label
                                Rocca Family Vineyards Grigsby Vineyard Merlot 2013
                                Merlot from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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                                • Pepper Bridge Winery Merlot 2013 Front Label
                                  Pepper Bridge Winery Merlot 2013
                                  Merlot from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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