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
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

Markham Vineyards Merlot 2013
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
Case: $203.40

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: $431.70

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

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

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

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
Case: $221.40

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

Pride Mountain Merlot 2011
Vinous 90"The 2011 Merlot is a little reticent today. Cloves, dark cherries, plums, mint and cloves all take shape in the glass in a medium-bodied wine that is built for near-term enjoyment. There is a lot to like here, but I expect the 2011 to offer its best drinking earlier rather than later."
Item Number: 15576

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

Rodney Strong Merlot 2012
" 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
Case: $143.40

Coppola 'Director's' Merlot 2007
"Made from clones 3 & 9. Clone 3 grapes contribute traditional plum flavors and lushness while clone 9 is dense, deep colored and more tannic. When we blend these merlot selections together, we create a perfectly balanced wine displaying a soft, velvety texture and succulent flavors of plum,
Item Number: 8544
Case: $209.25

Shafer Merlot 2013
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88-90 A barrel sample of the 2013 Merlot, which is a similar blend to the 2012, looks like it's going to be as good, although it plays it closer to the vest and is more restrained at present. The wine exhibits dense ruby/plum color, sweet berry fruit mixed with background oak, soil
Item Number: 19860
Case: $647.40

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
Case: $137.40

Joseph Carr 'Josh' Merlot 2013
"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
Case: $131.40

Vista Point Merlot NV
"Light bodied with cherry and spice." ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 13413
Case: $47.88

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: $59.94
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Barefoot Winery Merlot 187ml
Please note this is a 187mL bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
"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
Case: $35.76

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

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

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

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

Prisoner Wine Co. 'Thorn' Merlot 2012
90  Anthony Dias Blue 
Anthony Dias Blue 90 "Dense plum and black raspberry take the lead here; deep, polished and long with balance and style. 78% Merlot with Syrah and Malbec"~ADB  "While working with our growers, we came across small vineyard lots of Merlot, which had managed to survive being replanted to Cabernet
Item Number: 18122
Case: $407.40

Smoking Loon Merlot 2013
" Our 2013 Merlot showcases the dark fruit profile of this varietal with its fresh, ripe fruit appeal and aromas of raspberry sorbet combined with vanilla and toasted dill from oak aging. It expresses flavors of fresh plum, cranberry, cherry and clove. This well-balanced, medium-bodied wine has a
Item Number: 4836
Case: $83.40