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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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  • Whitehall Lane Merlot 2015 Front Label
    Whitehall Lane Merlot 2015
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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  • Waterbrook Reserve Merlot 2015  Front Label
    Waterbrook Reserve Merlot 2015
    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Darioush Signature Merlot 2015 Front Label
    Darioush Signature Merlot 2015
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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  • Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot 2015 Front Label
    Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot 2015
    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Merlot 2015 Front Label
      Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Merlot 2015
      Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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      • Provenance Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot 2015 Front Label
        Provenance Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot 2015
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        • Murphy-Goode California Merlot 2015  Front Label
          Murphy-Goode California Merlot 2015
          Merlot from California
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          • Century Cellars Merlot 2015 Front Label
            Century Cellars Merlot 2015
            Merlot from California
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            • Gundlach Bundschu Merlot 2015  Front Label
              Gundlach Bundschu Merlot 2015
              Merlot from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
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              • Kenwood Sonoma County Merlot 2015 Front Label
                Kenwood Sonoma County Merlot 2015
                Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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                • Barnard Griffin Merlot 2015 Front Label
                  Barnard Griffin Merlot 2015
                  Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                  • Carmenet Merlot 2015 Front Label
                    Carmenet Merlot 2015
                    Merlot from California
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                    • Boomtown by Dusted Valley Merlot 2015 Front Label
                      Boomtown by Dusted Valley Merlot 2015
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                      • Rutherford Hill Merlot 2015 Front Label
                        Rutherford Hill Merlot 2015
                        Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                      • entwine Merlot 2015  Front Label
                        entwine Merlot 2015
                        Merlot from California
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                        • Stone Cellars Merlot 2015 Front Label
                          Stone Cellars Merlot 2015
                          Merlot from California
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                          • Hickinbotham The Revivalist Merlot 2015 Front Label
                            Hickinbotham The Revivalist Merlot 2015
                            Merlot from McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
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                            • Baron Herzog Merlot (OU Kosher) 2015 Front Label
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                              Merlot from Central Coast, California
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                            • St. Supery Rutherford Merlot 2015  Front Label
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                              Merlot from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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                              Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                              • Trentadue La Storia Merlot 2015 Front Label
                                Trentadue La Storia Merlot 2015
                                Merlot from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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                                • Maddalena Merlot 2015  Front Label
                                  Maddalena Merlot 2015
                                  Merlot from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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                                  • Save Me, San Francisco Hella Fine Merlot 2015 Front Label
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                                      Leese-Fitch Merlot 2015
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                                      • Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot 2015 Front Label
                                        Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot 2015
                                        Merlot from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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