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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 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.

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  • Petrolo Galatrona 2004 Front Label
    Petrolo Galatrona 2004
    Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Marco Felluga Collio Merlot Varneri 2004 Front Label
    Marco Felluga Collio Merlot Varneri 2004
    Merlot from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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    • Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2004 Front Label
      Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2004
      Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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      • Yalumba Y Series Merlot 2004 Front Label
        Yalumba Y Series Merlot 2004
        Merlot from Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
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        • Stonestreet Merlot 2004 Front Label
          Stonestreet Merlot 2004
          Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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          • Wente Merlot 2004 Front Label
            Wente Merlot 2004
            Merlot from Central Coast, California
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            • Sterling Vintner's Collection Merlot 2004 Front Label
              Sterling Vintner's Collection Merlot 2004
              Merlot from Central Coast, California
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              • Torres Atrium 2004 Front Label
                Torres Atrium 2004
                Merlot from Spain
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                • Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot 2004 Front Label
                  Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot 2004
                  Merlot from California
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                • Ravenswood Sonoma Merlot 2004 Front Label
                  Ravenswood Sonoma Merlot 2004
                  Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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                  • Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot 2004 Front Label
                    Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot 2004
                    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                  • Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 2004 Front Label
                    Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 2004
                    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                  • Stella Merlot 2004
                    Merlot from Italy
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                    • Duckhorn Estate Grown Merlot 2004 Front Label
                      Duckhorn Estate Grown Merlot 2004
                      Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                      • WE95
                      • WS91
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                    • Pahlmeyer Merlot 2004 Front Label
                      Pahlmeyer Merlot 2004
                      Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                      • CG95
                      • WS92
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                    • Turnbull Merlot 2004 Front Label
                      Turnbull Merlot 2004
                      Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                      • Rutherford Hill Merlot 2004 Front Label
                        Rutherford Hill Merlot 2004
                        Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                        • Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2004 Front Label
                          Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2004
                          Merlot from North Coast, California
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                          • Baobab Merlot 2004 Front Label
                            Baobab Merlot 2004
                            Merlot from South Africa
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                            • Grgich Hills Estate Merlot 2004 Front Label
                              Grgich Hills Estate Merlot 2004
                              Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                              • Sterling Napa Merlot 2004 Front Label
                                Sterling Napa Merlot 2004
                                Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                                • Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Merlot 2004 Front Label
                                  Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Merlot 2004
                                  Merlot from Chile
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                                • Sebastiani Merlot 2004 Front Label
                                  Sebastiani Merlot 2004
                                  Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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                                  • Swanson Oakville Merlot 2004 Front Label
                                    Swanson Oakville Merlot 2004
                                    Merlot from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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                                  • O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Merlot 2004 Front Label
                                    O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Merlot 2004
                                    Merlot from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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