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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


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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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: $59.94
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Columbia Crest 'Grand Estates' Merlot 2012
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89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "Velvety, focused and generous, with black cherry and coffee flavors, hinting at dark chocolate as the finish extends. Drink now through 2017. 215,000 cases made." –HS  Wine Enthusiast 88 BEST BUY "Dark, chewy fruit flavors of black cherry come with a generous amount of
Item Number: 3424
Bottle:$8.45
Case: $101.40
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Markham Vineyards Merlot 2012
" 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: 16824
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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McManis Merlot 2013
"Our 2013 McManis Family Vineyards Merlot has bright purple hues highlighted with medium ruby color. Ripe Blackberry aromas are surrounded by a bouquet of cream and a hint of baking spices." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 1489
Bottle:$8.45
Case: $101.40
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Chateau Ste. Michelle 'Indian Wells' Merlot 2012
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“The Indian Wells Merlot offers ripe berry fruit aromas and jammy flavors typical of Wahluke Slope reds. This is a full bodied styleof 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: 17570
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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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:$19.99
Case: $119.94
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Rutherford Hill Winery Merlot 2011
" A fine Merlot from a winery with a very long track record of success with this difficult variety. The wine is rich and almost sweet in blackberries and cherries, yet it finishes dry in a flourish of smooth tannins. Drink now.   Offers good focus and structure, with black cherry and toasty oak
Item Number: 18198
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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Barefoot Winery Merlot 1.5L
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"Medium to full body, balanced tannins. Red cherry & plum. Mocha finish complemented by smoky vanilla oak." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 463
Bottle:$8.99
Case: $53.94
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Roth Estate 'Alexander Valley' Merlot 2012
" Toasty mocha aromas complemented by dark fruit — this is a Cabernet Sauvignon lover’s Merlot. The 2012 vintage is beautifully structured with layers of rich tannins, blueberry and black cherry flavors, and a long, lush finish with hints of vanilla and espresso beans. " ~Tasting Notes
Item Number: 17438
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Franciscan 'Estate' Merlot 2011
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"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
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Charles Smith 'Velvet Devil' Merlot 2013
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Polished, supple and expressive, with well-modulated blueberry and spice flavors that slide easily into a long and well-defined finish. Has deft balance, richness and depth. Drink now through 2020. 63,430 cases made." —Harvey Steiman  "PURE VELVET! Milk chocolate, wild
Item Number: 9818
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Bonterra Organically Grown Merlot 2012
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"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."**Organically Grown**
Item Number: 3213
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Copper Ridge Merlot 1.5L
" Deep ruby red color, unsurpassed smoothness and silky richness. Medium-bodied with a mix of distinctive fruit and berry characters " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 18217
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $65.70
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Columbia Crest 'H3' Merlot 2012
89  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 89 "Nearly 100% Merlot with just a pinch of Cabernet Sauvignon blended in, it brings an assortment of red fruit notes along with plum, milk chocolate and coffee. The barrel flavors play a big part in the show with the tannins giving a lightly chalky feel." — S.S.   Wine Spectator
Item Number: 10402
Bottle:$11.45
Case: $137.40
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Petrolo 'Galatrona' Merlot 2009
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 “Amazing aromas of black truffles, crushed blackberries and dark chocolate. Dried flowers too. Full-bodied, with wonderful fruit that is layered and gorgeous. The finish is fruity, long and stylish. Give it three years to come together. Best after 2013."  Wine Advocate 94 "The
Item Number: 13768
Bottle:$79.95
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Golan Heights Winery Merlot 2011
" Bright berry with notes of herb, spice and oak. Suggested with a wide assortment of foods from a good cheesy lasagna to a juicy burger or ribs in a barbecue sauce. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 8435
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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HRM Rex Goliath Merlot 1.5L
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"Pretty and seductive with a decidedly spicy nose of black cherry, cassis and cedar. Very ripe and round, almost like a Jolly Rancher candy. Mouth-filling flavors of plums, cherries and wild red berries dominate from start to finish." ~Winery notes
Item Number: 3060
Bottle:$8.75
Case: $52.50
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The Magnificent Wine Company 'Mountain' Merlot 2013
" Developed aromatics of boysenberry, cobbler, leather, spice box and forest floor fill the inviting nose. Concentrated blueberry cedar and sweet cigar box integrate beautifully on this rich palate. A juicy finish leaves you with balanced tannins and lingering fruit. " Winery notes
Item Number: 15269
Bottle:$8.45
Case: $101.40
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Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2012
" A Merlot for Cabernet lovers, giving everything the varietal should, plus much more. This full bodied wine starts with enticing aromas of deep, lush fruit – blackberry, cherry, strawberry and cassis – with hints of earth and caramel. Juicy flavors of black fruit show generously on the palate and
Item Number: 18329
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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Francis Ford Coppola Winery Diamond Series Merlot 2012
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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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Benziger Family Wines 'Carneros' Merlot 2012
"A full-bodied and expressive red, with plenty of berry, red plum and chocolate-spice flavors. There are nice mineral and cedar notes mixed in, with fine tannins on the finish." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 16896
Bottle:$13.45
Case: $161.40
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Clos du Val Napa Merlot 2011
"Characteristic of Clos Du Vals world-class style, the 2011 Merlot continues the winerys tradition of producing truly elegant wines of balance and complexity. Refined and plum in color, it offers complex yet vibrant aromas of black currant, dark chocolate, nutmeg and toffee. The mouth-feel is silky
Item Number: 16838
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Rombauer Merlot 2010
" An opaque, crimson red color coats the glass. Vibrant and concentrated aromas of tobacco and cedar intertwine with plum and boysenberry. Medium to full bodied, the wine shows elegance and structure as it spreads across the palate, subtle tannins round out the texture. Clean finish with hints of
Item Number: 16603
Bottle:$27.95
Case: $335.40
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Sebastiani 'Sonoma' Merlot 2011
"Because our fruit got extra hang-time, we achieved full ripeness, yet the finished wine maintained elegance and drinkability due to the coolness of the vintage. This dark garnet colored wine has a lot of upfront fruit with cranberry and black cherry aromas mixed with herbal, tea-like and toasted
Item Number: 15236
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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