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
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
Case: $95.40

14 Hands Merlot 2012
"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
Case: $95.40

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

Crane Lake Merlot
"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
Case: $52.68

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
Case: $479.40

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
Case: $203.88

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
Case: $161.88

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
Case: $119.88
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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
Case: $149.40

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
Case: $191.28

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
Case: $137.40

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
Case: $235.80
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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

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
Case: $105.48
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Wolffer Estate Merlot 2011
" Dark red brick in color. The aroma is wonderfully packed with blueberry and raspberry notes, with hints of fine cedar, licorice and subtle lees notes. The mouth-feel is medium bodied. Wonderful fresh fruit and great dark chocolate characters give way to layers and layers of velvet tannins. There
Item Number: 15844
Case: $173.40

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
Case: $83.40

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
Case: $113.88
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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
Case: $131.40

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

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
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
Case: $179.40

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Diamond Series Merlot 2011
"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
Case: $143.40

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
Case: $107.40

Santa Ema 'Reserve' Merlot 2011
" Reserve Merlot (100%) was aged in French and American oak for 8 months. It offers up an aromatic array of cinnamon, clove, incense, tobacco, black currant, and blackberry. In the glass it reveals layered fruit, spicy flavors, good volume, and excellent balance. This surprisingly rich Merlot can be
Item Number: 4322
Case: $119.40

Sebastiani 'Sonoma' Merlot 2010
"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
Case: $155.40