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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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  • Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Merlot 2003 Front Label
    Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Merlot 2003
    Merlot from California
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    • Beaulieu Vineyard BV Coastal Estates Merlot 2003 Front Label
      Beaulieu Vineyard BV Coastal Estates Merlot 2003
      Merlot from California
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      • Sterling Napa Merlot 2003 Front Label
        Sterling Napa Merlot 2003
        Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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        • Woodward Canyon Nelms Road Merlot 2003 Front Label
          Woodward Canyon Nelms Road Merlot 2003
          Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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          • Covey Run Merlot 2003 Front Label
            Covey Run Merlot 2003
            Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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            • Ironstone Merlot 2003 Front Label
              Ironstone Merlot 2003
              Merlot from California
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              • Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2003 Front Label
                Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2003
                Merlot from North Coast, California
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                • CG90
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              • Christian Moueix Merlot 2003 Front Label
                Christian Moueix Merlot 2003
                Merlot from Bordeaux, France
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              • Chateau St. Jean Merlot 2003 Front Label
                Chateau St. Jean Merlot 2003
                Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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                • Fleur du Cap Merlot 2003 Front Label
                  Fleur du Cap Merlot 2003
                  Merlot from South Africa
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                  • Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot 2003 Front Label
                    Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot 2003
                    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                  • Little Penguin Merlot 2003 Front Label
                    Little Penguin Merlot 2003
                    Merlot from Australia
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                    • Camelot Merlot 2003 Front Label
                      Camelot Merlot 2003
                      Merlot from Central Coast, California
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                      • Stonehaven Merlot 2003 Front Label
                        Stonehaven Merlot 2003
                        Merlot from Australia
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                        • Leonetti Merlot 2003 Front Label
                          Leonetti Merlot 2003
                          Merlot from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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                        • Yarden Merlot (OK Kosher) 2003 Front Label
                          Yarden Merlot (OK Kosher) 2003
                          Merlot from Israel
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                          • William Hill Napa Valley Merlot 2003 Front Label
                            William Hill Napa Valley Merlot 2003
                            Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                          • Robert Sinskey Merlot 2003 Front Label
                            Robert Sinskey Merlot 2003
                            Merlot from Carneros, California
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                            • Clos du Bois Merlot 2003 Front Label
                              Clos du Bois Merlot 2003
                              Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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                            • Gundlach Bundschu Merlot 2003 Front Label
                              Gundlach Bundschu Merlot 2003
                              Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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                              • Murphy-Goode Merlot 2003 Front Label
                                Murphy-Goode Merlot 2003
                                Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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                                • Seven Hills Winery Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot 2003 Front Label
                                  Seven Hills Winery Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot 2003
                                  Merlot from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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                                • Livio Felluga Merlot 2003 Front Label
                                  Livio Felluga Merlot 2003
                                  Merlot from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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                                  • Canyon Road Merlot 2003 Front Label
                                    Canyon Road Merlot 2003
                                    Merlot from California
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                                    • Casillero del Diablo Merlot 2003 Front Label
                                      Casillero del Diablo Merlot 2003
                                      Merlot from Chile
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