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


Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot 2012
91  Anthony Dias Blue 
James Suckling 90 "A fresh style of merlot with light chocolate and blueberry character. Medium body, firm tannins and a crisp finish. Food matcher. Drink now."~JS  Anthony Dias Blue 91 "Smooth, lush and ripe with tangy berry fruit; silky, complex and supple with good length and balance."   
Item Number: 18374
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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Pride Mountain Merlot 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The outstanding 2012 Merlot is composed of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 18 months in 40% new French oak. There are 5,350 cases. It exhibits a classic Merlot bouquet of coffee beans, white chocolate, mocha, black cherries and plums. This lush, heady, sexy, medium to
Item Number: 20303
Bottle:$54.95
Case: $659.40
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Rodney Strong Merlot 2012
(1)
" 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: 18475
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Markham Vineyards Merlot 2013
(1)
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Supple and lively, yet with appealing structure, showing notes of red raspberry, toasted spice and subtle herb. This is what Merlot is all about in California"
Item Number: 19825
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Rutherford Hill Winery Merlot 2012
Rutherford Hill 2012 Merlot is an elegantly refined blend of classic Bordeaux varietals that create a beautiful bouquet of rich aromas and prolonged flavors. Lavish cherry fruit flavors are backed by a rich, balanced structure for an intensely complex Merlot. At Rutherford Hill winery, only French
Item Number: 19754
Bottle:$18.45
Case: $221.40
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Little Black Dress Merlot 2014
Rich, garnet-red in color with aromas of ripe black cherry, red licorice, plum and toasty oak, with hints of perfume, cranberry and herbs. Rich, smooth mouth-feel, with hints of red cherry, berries, and sweet vanilla oak
Item Number: 5465
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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14 Hands Merlot 2013
(6)
"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.  This round,
Item Number: 6306
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Simi Merlot 2012
"Deep garnet with a ruby edge, the Sonoma County Merlot is spicy, elegant, and versatile with layer after luscious layer of red and black fruit playing off of each other. This wine offers structure and wonderfully balanced acidity. The nose is a treasure trove of dark baking spices including clove
Item Number: 18161
Bottle:$13.45
Case: $161.40
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Woodbridge 'Robert Mondavi' Merlot 1.5L
(1)
"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 2013
(2)
" This Merlot has a rich aromatic profile with notes of chocolate and dark cherries. The complex fruit flavors are followed by a smooth, velvety finish. " ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 3424
Bottle:$8.45
Case: $101.40
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CK Mondavi Merlot 1.5L
"Our Merlot is medium-bodied with a hint of oak and flavors of cherries and plums. It is rich in the mouth and ends in a soft fruit filled finish.Enjoy this wine with barbequed chicken and ribs or Caesar salad topped with grilled chicken. Great with fondue as well." ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 224
Bottle:$9.99
Case: $59.94
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Franciscan 'Estate' Merlot 2012
"Deep cassis, dark berry, mocha, vanilla, and sweet cherry intertwine to reveal a rich, fruit-forward palate. Supple, well built, and textured with generous body, finely woven tannins, and a long finish of berries with notes of nutmeg, allspice, and dark chocolate." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 19084
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Columbia Crest 'H3' Merlot 2013
"This bold Cabernet opens with flavors of black cherries and blackberries with a touch of currants and vanilla, complemented by earth and mineral notes. Deep berry flavors lead to a soft tannin cocoa finish. This wine pairs well with tomato-based sauces such as Bolognese and Puttanesca, intensely
Item Number: 19755
Bottle:$11.45
Case: $137.40
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Joseph Carr 'Josh' Merlot 2013
(1)
"Aromas of black cherries, fresh plums, violet, and dark chocolate overwhelm the bouquet. On the palate, the wine is layered with fresh bing cherries, baked plums, and mocha, softened by its delicate, almost luxurious texture, and given staying power with a long raspberry and cocoa powder finish." ~
Item Number: 18828
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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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:$16.99
Case: $50.97
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Barone Fini Merlot 2013
(1)
" This Merlot comes from 15-18 year old vines. Flavors of rich, ripe cherries and plums are enriched by the smooth, deep, well-structured background. A beautifully balanced wine with a long, velvety finish." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 19551
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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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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Red Diamond Winery Merlot 2012
(2)
"The 2012 Merlot opens with lovely flavors of black cherry, plum and a spice scented nose. The sweet fruit on the palate is complemented by the mediumbodied tannins and toasty oak with a nice smooth finish. 90% Merlot, 10% Syrah " ~Winery notes
Item Number: 7560
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Liberty School Merlot 2013
(1)
Deep ruby in color, the 2013 Liberty School Merlot shows an aromatic array of fresh berries, plum, cedar, leather and black pepper. The flavors are an enticing combination of crushed blackberries, blueberry pie filling, and freshly picked black plum. Although fruit driven, subtle flavors of sage and
Item Number: 19383
Bottle:$12.45
Case: $149.40
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Barefoot Winery Merlot 187ml
Please note this is a 187mL bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
(2)
"Our Merlot is perfect for any occasion. It is a decadent fruit-filled combination of red cherry, boysenberry and plum with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate notes and mild tannins to round out the flavors."
Item Number: 5003
Bottle:$1.49
Case: $35.76

Vista Point Merlot NV
(2)
"Light bodied with cherry and spice." ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 13413
Bottle:$3.99
Case: $47.88
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Chateau Ste. Michelle 'Indian Wells' Merlot 2012
(2)
89  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 89"The Syrah blended in (15%) adds to the abundant blueberry and coffee aromas and flavors, with vanilla providing the accent. It’s silky-soft in feel, trailing slightly toward the finish."
Item Number: 17570
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Benziger Family Wines Merlot 2013
"This wine is supple and full-bodied with a velvety texture and rich, dark fruit and spice aromas and flavors." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 20075
Bottle:$13.45
Case: $161.40
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Blackstone Winery Merlot 2013
"Our Merlot shows rich blackberry, plum, and raspberry flavors with hints of vanilla and toasted French bread. Merlot is one of the five principal grape varieties of Bordeaux and the most widely planted. It is capable of producing some of the highest priced, most sought after elegant wines in the
Item Number: 341
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Goldschmidt Vineyards 'Chelsea' Merlot 2013
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "Aromas of black cherry and dark spice open to fleshy flavors of red currant, mocha and herb, with firm tannins. A value-priced Merlot, showing real backbone. Drink now through 2021."  Beverage Dynamics 93 "Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt finds that terraced fruit ripens
Item Number: 18992
Bottle:$15.95
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