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

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
Case: $203.40

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
Case: $221.40

14 Hands Merlot 2013
"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
Case: $95.40

Chateau Ste. Michelle 'Indian Wells' Merlot 2012
“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
Case: $179.40

Hogue Cellars 'Wahluke' Reserve Merlot 2011
"A lightly aromatic wine with notes of mint, mocha, dark raspberries, and black licorice. The palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied, elegantly styled with a wash of firm tannins and a long, persistent mocha filled finish." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 18962
Case: $95.70

Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot 2012
90  James Suckling 
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   "With its temperate weather and lengthy hang time, the 2012 growing season was ideal for our style of Merlot, yielding a wine that
Item Number: 18374
Case: $479.40

Swanson Vineyards 'Oakville' Merlot 2011
" Hand-harvested grapes were sorted to stainless steel tanks for cold soaking and fermentation. After 18 days of maceration on the skins, the wine was drained warm directly to barrels. The 2011 Swanson Napa Valley Merlot presents immediate appeal, showing a vibrant garnet color and robust aromas of
Item Number: 16722

Columbia Crest 'Grand Estates' Merlot 2012
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
Case: $101.40

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
Case: $137.40

Pahlmeyer Merlot 2012
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 Indigo at the core with garnet edges, this gorgeous Merlot leads with aromas of candied violet, red plum and ripe fig. A beautiful freshness accompanies mouthwatering flavors of dark red cherry and raspberry, layers of deep blue fruits and sophisticated notes of savory grilled
Item Number: 19391
Case: $863.40

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
Case: $311.40

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: $59.94
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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
Case: $119.94
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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
Case: $95.40

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
Case: $101.40

Benziger Family Wines 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
Case: $161.40

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: $53.94
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Golan Heights Winery Merlot 2011
" The 2011 Golan Merlot displays raspberry, cherry, spice and orange blossom notes, with a hint of fresh herbs. Highly drinkable and flavorful, the wine presents good body and a pleasing finish.   Ready to drink now, the 2011 Golan Merlot can be aged in the bottle for three to five years from
Item Number: 8435
Case: $119.40

Bogle Vineyards Merlot 2013
"The growing season of 2013 was perfect for winegrape growers: long, mild and dry. These optimal conditions allowed our merlot grapes to develop undisturbed, gathering balance and complexity that can be seen in this year’s vintage. Darker ruby in the glass than previous years, the wine hints of
Item Number: 18165
Case: $95.40

Steele Wines 'Stymie' Merlot 2010
" Stymie Bench Vineyard typically yields a Merlot with a rich, deep red color and firm body, exhibiting aromas of chocolate, jammy fruit, tobacco and pepper. The palate reveals a rich, well-structured wine with layers of ripe red currants, anise, chocolate-covered cherries, a peppery mid-palate, and
Item Number: 16480
Case: $173.70

Sterling Vineyards 'Napa' Merlot 2012
" With elegance and grace, our Napa Valley Merlot epitomizes the style and complexity of this renowned wine region. A harmonious blend of black cherry, berries, allspice and cola lead the nose. Smooth and luxurious, the palate continues with a balanced blend of red fruits and well-integrated oak
Item Number: 18785
Case: $215.40

J. Lohr 'Los Osos' Merlot 2013
"The 2013 J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot presents mature red color with a raspberry hue. Brambly fruit aromas of plum and pomegranate are integrated with a barrel signature of mocha and baking spice. Whole berry fermentation with a generous use of Malbec in the blend accentuates bright fruit tones
Item Number: 18990
Case: $143.40

Little Black Dress Merlot 2012
" Aromas of ripe black cherry, red licorice, plum, and sweet toasty oak with hints of perfume, cranberry and warm herb. Smooth and rich mouth-feel with hints of red cherry, berry, vanilla, and sweet oak. A nice lingering finish." ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 5465
Case: $95.40

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: $65.85

Kendall Jackson 'Vintners' Reserve Merlot 2012
“Intricate layers of black cherry, plum, currant, and wild berry mingle with a hint of spice. The soft, delicate, elegant tannins of this Bordeaux varietal carry these aromas and flavors to a long lingering finish.” ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 17694
Case: $191.40