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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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  • World's End Little Sister Reserve Merlot 2013 Front Label
    World's End Little Sister Reserve Merlot 2013
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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  • L'Ecole 41 Estate Merlot 2013 Front Label
    L'Ecole 41 Estate Merlot 2013
    Merlot from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • Luna Vineyards Merlot 2013 Front Label
      Luna Vineyards Merlot 2013
      Merlot from North Coast, California
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    • Century Cellars Merlot 2013 Front Label
      Century Cellars Merlot 2013
      Merlot from California
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      • Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Merlot 2013 Front Label
        Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Merlot 2013
        Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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        • Fleur du Cap Merlot 2013 Front Label
          Fleur du Cap Merlot 2013
          Merlot from South Africa
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          • Rombauer Merlot 2013 Front Label
            Rombauer Merlot 2013
            Merlot from Carneros, California
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          • Waterbrook Collector's Series Merlot 2013 Front Label
            Waterbrook Collector's Series Merlot 2013
            Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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            • Lockwood Merlot 2013 Front Label
              Lockwood Merlot 2013
              Merlot from Monterey, Central Coast, California
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            • Substance Super Substance Northridge Merlot 2013 Front Label
              Substance Super Substance Northridge Merlot 2013
              Merlot from Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington
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            • Substance Super Substance Stoneridge Merlot 2013 Front Label
              Substance Super Substance Stoneridge Merlot 2013
              Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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            • Le Macchiole Messorio 2013 Front Label
              Le Macchiole Messorio 2013
              Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
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              • WE93
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            • St. Francis Merlot 2013 Front Label
              St. Francis Merlot 2013
              Merlot from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
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              • Carmenet Merlot 2013 Front Label
                Carmenet Merlot 2013
                Merlot from California
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                • Cakebread Merlot 2013 Front Label
                  Cakebread Merlot 2013
                  Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                • Whitehall Lane Merlot 2013 Front Label
                  Whitehall Lane Merlot 2013
                  Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                • Ray's Station Merlot 2013 Front Label
                  Ray's Station Merlot 2013
                  Merlot from Mendocino, California
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                  • Clos Du Val Merlot 2013 Front Label
                    Clos Du Val Merlot 2013
                    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                    • Hendry Merlot 2013 Front Label
                      Hendry Merlot 2013
                      Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                      • Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana 2013 Front Label
                        Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana 2013
                        Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
                        • JS99
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                        • D97
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                      • St. Francis Reserve Merlot 2013 Front Label
                        St. Francis Reserve Merlot 2013
                        Merlot from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
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                      • Woodward Canyon Columbia Valley Merlot 2013 Front Label
                        Woodward Canyon Columbia Valley Merlot 2013
                        Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                      • Wine Spots Napa Valley Merlot 2013 Front Label
                        Wine Spots Napa Valley Merlot 2013
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                        • Beringer Napa Valley Merlot 2013 Front Label
                          Beringer Napa Valley Merlot 2013
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                          • Buena Vista Sonoma Merlot 2013 Front Label
                            Buena Vista Sonoma Merlot 2013
                            Merlot from Carneros, California
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