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
389 Items
389 Items
Gift Type
Occasion
Variety
Rating & Price
Rating All
Price All
389 Items
  • Jade Mountain Paras Vineyard Merlot (1.5 Liter) 2000 Front Label
    Jade Mountain Paras Vineyard Merlot (1.5 Liter) 2000
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $39.99
      Try the
      99 99
      39 99
      Save $60.00 (60%)
    • Provenance Vineyards Carneros Merlot (1.5 Liter) 2000 Front Label
      Provenance Vineyards Carneros Merlot (1.5 Liter) 2000
      Merlot from Carneros, California
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $44.99
        Try the
        44 99
        44 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot 2000
        Merlot from Chile
        • RP90
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $24.99
        Try the
        24 99
        24 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Duboeuf Merlot 2000
        Merlot from Pays d’Oc, South of France, France
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $7.99
          Try the
          7 99
          7 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Atalon Merlot 2000 Front Label
          Atalon Merlot 2000
          Merlot from Napa Valley, California
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $37.99
            Try the
            37 99
            37 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Baron Herzog Merlot (OU Kosher) 2000
            Merlot from California
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $16.99
              Try the
              16 99
              16 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Canyon Road Merlot 2000
              Merlot from California
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $11.99
                Try the
                11 99
                11 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Artesa Napa Merlot 2000 Front Label
                Artesa Napa Merlot 2000
                Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                  0.0 0 Ratings
                  Currently Unavailable $27.99
                  Try the
                  27 99
                  27 99
                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                • Clos Du Val Merlot (375ML half-bottle) 2000
                  Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                    Currently Unavailable $13.99
                    Try the
                    13 99
                    13 99
                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                  • Jacob's Creek Merlot 2000
                    Merlot from Australia
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $13.99
                      Try the
                      13 99
                      13 99
                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                    • Lapostolle Merlot 2000
                      Merlot from Chile
                      • WS87
                      • RP87
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $12.99
                      Try the
                      12 99
                      12 99
                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                    • Buena Vista Merlot 2000
                      Merlot from California
                      • WE88
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $12.99
                      Try the
                      13 99
                      12 99
                      Save $1.00 (7%)
                    • Mezzacorona Merlot 2000
                      Merlot from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
                        0.0 0 Ratings
                        Currently Unavailable $9.99
                        Try the
                        9 99
                        9 99
                        Save $0.00 (0%)
                      • Chateau St. Jean Merlot 2000 Front Label
                        Chateau St. Jean Merlot 2000
                        Merlot from Sonoma County, California
                          0.0 0 Ratings
                          Currently Unavailable $21.99
                          Try the
                          21 99
                          21 99
                          Save $0.00 (0%)
                        • Baron Philippe de Rothschild Merlot 2000 Front Label
                          Baron Philippe de Rothschild Merlot 2000
                          Merlot from Bordeaux, France
                            0.0 0 Ratings
                            Currently Unavailable $10.99
                            Try the
                            10 99
                            10 99
                            Save $0.00 (0%)
                          • Beaulieu Vineyard BV Coastal Estates Merlot 2000 Front Label
                            Beaulieu Vineyard BV Coastal Estates Merlot 2000
                            Merlot from California
                              0.0 0 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $10.99
                              Try the
                              10 99
                              10 99
                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                            • Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Merlot 2000
                              Merlot from Central Coast, California
                                0.0 0 Ratings
                                Currently Unavailable $21.99
                                Try the
                                21 99
                                21 99
                                Save $0.00 (0%)
                              • Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot 2000
                                Merlot from Sonoma County, California
                                  0.0 0 Ratings
                                  Currently Unavailable $18.99
                                  Try the
                                  18 99
                                  18 99
                                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                                • Fortant Merlot (OU Kosher) 2000
                                  Merlot from Pays d’Oc, South of France, France
                                    0.0 0 Ratings
                                    Currently Unavailable $11.99
                                    Try the
                                    11 99
                                    11 99
                                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                                  • Columbia Winery Merlot 2000 Front Label
                                    Columbia Winery Merlot 2000
                                    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
                                      0.0 0 Ratings
                                      Currently Unavailable $16.99
                                      Try the
                                      16 99
                                      16 99
                                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                                    • Alfasi Merlot (OU Kosher) 2000
                                      Merlot from Chile
                                        0.0 0 Ratings
                                        Currently Unavailable $10.49
                                        Try the
                                        10 49
                                        10 49
                                        Save $0.00 (0%)
                                      • Rabbit Ridge CA Barrel Cuvee Merlot 2000
                                        Merlot from California
                                          0.0 0 Ratings
                                          Currently Unavailable $14.99
                                          Try the
                                          14 99
                                          14 99
                                          Save $0.00 (0%)
                                        • Clos Du Val Merlot 2000 Front Label
                                          Clos Du Val Merlot 2000
                                          Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                                            0.0 0 Ratings
                                            Currently Unavailable $25.99
                                            Try the
                                            25 99
                                            25 99
                                            Save $0.00 (0%)
                                          • Columbia Crest Reserve Merlot 2000 Front Label
                                            Columbia Crest Reserve Merlot 2000
                                            Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
                                            • WS91
                                            0.0 0 Ratings
                                            Currently Unavailable $38.99
                                            Try the
                                            38 99
                                            38 99
                                            Save $0.00 (0%)
                                          • Raymond Reserve Selection Merlot 2000 Front Label
                                            Raymond Reserve Selection Merlot 2000
                                            Merlot from Napa Valley, California
                                            • WE91
                                            0.0 0 Ratings
                                            Currently Unavailable $27.99
                                            Try the
                                            27 99
                                            27 99
                                            Save $0.00 (0%)
                                          Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

                                          Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
                                          Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

                                          It's easy to make the switch.
                                          Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

                                          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 10/31/2020. 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...