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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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  • Pedestal Merlot 2007 Front Label
    Pedestal Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Whitehall Lane Merlot (375ML half-bottle) 2007 Front Label
    Whitehall Lane Merlot (375ML half-bottle) 2007
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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  • Markham Merlot 2007 Front Label
    Markham Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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    Pahlmeyer Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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  • Le Macchiole Messorio 2007 Front Label
    Le Macchiole Messorio 2007
    Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
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    • WS93
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  • Whitehall Lane Merlot 2007 Front Label
    Whitehall Lane Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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  • Brandolini Vistorta 2007 Front Label
    Brandolini Vistorta 2007
    Merlot from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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  • Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007 Front Label
    Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot 2007 Front Label
    Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Beringer Napa Valley Merlot 2007 Front Label
    Beringer Napa Valley Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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  • Waterbrook Reserve Merlot 2007 Front Label
    Waterbrook Reserve Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Chateau Souverain Alexander Valley Merlot 2007 Front Label
    Chateau Souverain Alexander Valley Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Merlot 2007 Front Label
    Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • WE91
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  • Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2007 Front Label
    Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • L'Ecole 41 Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot 2007 Front Label
    L'Ecole 41 Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • WE92
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  • Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 2007 Front Label
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    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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  • Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot (375ML half-bottle) 2007 Front Label
    Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot (375ML half-bottle) 2007
    Merlot from North Coast, California
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    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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    Columbia Crest Reserve Merlot 2007
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  • Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Merlot 2007 Front Label
    Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Chile
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  • Rutherford Hill Merlot 2007 Front Label
    Rutherford Hill Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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    • WS88
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    Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot 2007
    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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    Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2007
    Merlot from North Coast, California
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  • Chateau La Fleur de Gay  2007 Front Label
    Chateau La Fleur de Gay 2007
    Merlot from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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    Shafer Napa Valley Merlot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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