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Merlot

Merlot is a darkly blue-coloured wine grape, that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. Merlot-based wines usually have medium body with hints of berry, plum, and currant. Its softness and "fleshiness", combined with its earlier ripening, makes Merlot a popular grape for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which tends to be higher in tannin. ~wikipedia


Columbia Crest 'Grand Estates' Merlot 2011
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90BEST BUY" Generous and aromatic, this flavorful Merlot is a showcase for ripe black cherry fruit, accented with strong streaks of vanilla and tobacco. The plush, dark fruit leads into a tasty, toasty finish, with notes of licorice and smoke." — P.G.
Item Number: 3424
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Swanson Vineyards 'Oakville' Merlot 2010
91  Anthony Dias Blue 
Anthony Dias Blue 91"Black plum and black fruit, robust and powerfully structured but with finesse, integrated wood and with hints of violet, dried lavender, graphite and leather. 15% Cab Sauv, 2% Petit Verdot"~AB" The 2010 Swanson Oakville Merlot shows an exuberant array of aromas,
Item Number: 15291
Bottle:$25.95
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14 Hands Merlot 2012
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"Grapes were sourced from vineyards throughout eastern Washington, including the Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope, Yakima Valley and other parts of the Columbia Valley. The wine was aged in a combination of American and French oak barrels to build structure and soften the blend. A small portion
Item Number: 6306
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Crane Lake Merlot
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"Light and refreshing with currant and blackberry flavors. Soft with layers of cherry and bright cedar. A delightful example of California Merlot." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 6042
Bottle:$4.39
Case: $52.68
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Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot 2011
"The cooler 2011 vintage yielded an aromatic Merlot with vibrant red fruit layers of Rainier cherry and spiced plum, as well as notes of licorice, tobacco leaf, cardamom and thyme. Hints of cedar, leather and savory spice from aging in French oak barrels contribute depth and nuance, while a streak
Item Number: 15371
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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Markham Vineyards Merlot 2011
" A true Napa Valley blend of vineyards! Our Estate vineyards provide the backbone for the blend, totaling almost 65% of this bottling. Merlot from Oak Knoll gives sour cherry character while the Yountville components provide the classic Bing cherry aromas and flavors for which our Merlot is known.
Item Number: 13970
Bottle:$16.99
Case: $203.88
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Candor 'Lot 5' Merlot NV
"Part of the Central Coast's SIP (Sustainability in Practice) system, Candor isn't just a great buy, it's produced via smart, sustainable farming practices that what's in the bottle is as do-right as it is delicious. All black plums, spice, and smoke, this non-vintage blend of Merlot from different
Item Number: 10469
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Merlot 2011
“The Indian Wells Merlot offers ripe berry fruit aromas and jammy flavors typical of Wahluke Slope reds. This is a full bodied style of warm climate Merlot with a round, supple finish. We added Wahluke Slope syrah to enhance the mouthfeel and rich fruit character." ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 15032
Bottle:$13.49
Case: $161.88
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Bonterra Organically Grown Merlot 2012
**Organically Grown**"Rich cherry and currant aromas with hints of cola , berry, oak-spice, and vanilla. In the mouth, balance & softness are apparent, yet with ripe tannins, rich cherry & currant flavors are highlighted."~Winery Notes
Item Number: 3213
Bottle:$12.45
Case: $149.40
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Franciscan 'Estate' Merlot 2011
"Our goal with Merlot is to showcase the best of this noble Bordeaux variety. We start by sourcing fruit from our Oakville Estate, which provides generous body and structure giving our Merlot “big shoulders.” We then blend in fruit from vineyards in the cooler southern half of the Napa Valley,
Item Number: 15226
Bottle:$15.94
Case: $191.28
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Woodbridge 'Robert Mondavi' Merlot 1.5L
"Has velvety smooth layers of black cherry, blackberry and chocolate character, with just a hint of oak." ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 4409
Bottle:$9.99
Case: $119.88
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Shafer Merlot 2011
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89-91"Shafer’s 2011 Merlot jumps from the glass with dark cherries, spices, sage, mint and licorice. There is good juiciness and depth in the Merlot. The 2011 is a bit darker in tonality than the 2010. This is a terrific effort for the year. The 2011 is 76% Merlot, 14% Cabernet
Item Number: 15670
Bottle:$47.45
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Black Box Wines 3.0L Merlot 3.0L
"The epitome of a tasty, easy-drinking red you can enjoy on a daily basis, Black Box Merlot is a blend of grapes from Californias best wine-growing regions. Its lavish red fruit aromas introduce a plush palate of rich plum and black cherry flavors, with smoky, vanilla oak nuances enriching the
Item Number: 4817
Bottle:$19.65
Case: $235.80
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Barefoot Winery Merlot 1.5L
"Medium to full body, balanced tannins. Red cherry & plum. Mocha finish complemented by smoky vanilla oak." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 463
Bottle:$8.79
Case: $105.48
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Columbia Crest 'H3' Merlot 2011
“This medium-bodied Merlot delivers aromas of spice and blackberry, with a perfect balanceof earth, dusty cocoa and ripe cherry flavors on the lingering, rich and velvety finish.” ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 10402
Bottle:$11.45
Case: $137.40
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Blackstone Winery Merlot 2012
"Our Merlot shows rich blackberry, plum, and raspberry flavors with hints of vanilla and toasted French bread.." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 341
Bottle:$6.95
Case: $83.40
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Joseph Carr 'Josh' Merlot 2011
"The wine for our Merlot was sourced from across Napa, Monterey, Lodi, and Mendocino County, each source bringing unique complexities and expertly blended to ensure balance. Fresh bing cherries, baked plums, and mocha; delicate, luxurious texture with a long, raspberry and cocoa powder finish." ~
Item Number: 14900
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Rodney Strong Merlot 2011
"Plum and blueberry flavors predominate in this soft, rich, mouth filling merlot, and are enhanced by aging in small oak barrels for a toasty, spicy vanilla character, and a lingering berry-cream finish. Drink this satisfying merlot over the next 2 to 4 years." ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 3314
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Rombauer Merlot 2009
"Deep ruby color with a crimson hue. Subtle nuances of cherry and mint aromas support an abundance of mulberry and plum fruit. A soft and supple bouquet of lush plum, cedar and hints of blackberry are framed with silky tannins. Blueberry essence builds on the back palate for a smooth finish."
Item Number: 14245
Bottle:$23.95
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Bota Box 3.0L Merlot 3.0L
"Our Merlot offers enticing aromas of black cherry and plum backed by sweet herbal notes. This delightful Merlot is medium bodied and jammy with flavors of cherry and a hint of vanilla resulting from French and American oak. Try this plush and well-balanced wine with roast chicken, grilled burgers
Item Number: 7499
Bottle:$16.45
Case: $197.40
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St. Francis Winery Merlot 2009
" Smooth and elegant with classic flavors and aromas of cherry, red licorice, currant and dried cranberry. Its silky structure is balanced by soft tannins and a bold, lengthy finish. Excellent with beef, duck and blue cheese. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 15102
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Francis Ford Coppola Winery Diamond Series Merlot 2011
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"Our Merlot combines fruit from Napa, Sonoma and Monterey. The flavors and textures unique to each region harmonize perfectly to create a wine that has dark succulent fruit balanced by natural acidity. Intense aromatics of raspberry and blueberry lead to flavors of crushed berries, vanilla and
Item Number: 12914
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Stonecap Merlot 2012
"The 2012 StoneCap Merlot is velvety with flavors of cranberry, raspberry, black cherry and a touch of vanilla. The nose has notes of mocha and lightly toasted oak that pair perfectly with veal, grilled salmon, and medium-bodied cheeses." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 14636
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Sterling 'Vintners Collection' Merlot 2011
"The Sterling Vintner’s Collection Merlot is a clear ruby color with aromas of ripe blackberry, jammy red fruit, vanilla, nutmeg, dark chocolate, and toasty oak. On the palate are flavors of rich black fruits; ripe black cherries, blackberries and a lingering finish of fine grain tannins." ~Winery
Item Number: 5769
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Yellow Tail Merlot 1.5L
"Ripe plum flavors with a warm touch of spice. This Merlot is bold, smooth, and easy on the palate." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 316
Bottle:$9.49
Case: $113.88
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