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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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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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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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St Francis Winery Merlot 2010
" 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: 17289
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Barefoot Winery Merlot 187ml
"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."
Please note this is a 187mL bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
Item Number: 5003
Bottle:$1.49
Case: $17.88

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: $239.88
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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
Bottle:$13.49
Case: $161.88
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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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Red Diamond Winery Merlot 2012
"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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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
Bottle:$8.99
Case: $107.88
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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
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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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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Clos Du Bois Merlot 2012
"Deep ruby red in color. Aromas of black cherry, cassis, mocha, and lightly toasted oak. The wine has a rich texture with concentrated black cherry fruit and notes of mocha and dark chocolate." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 352
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Bogle Vineyards Merlot 2012
"Developed and intense fruit from this harvest has produced one of our most full-bodied merlots yet! Deep cherry fruit hits both the nose and palate upon the first sip, followed by soft hints of summer anise. Touches of pipe tobacco and spicy oak lend weight to the finish, trailed by firm, assertive
Item Number: 591
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Santa Ema 'Reserve' Merlot 2012
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" 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
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Castle Rock Merlot 2011
"Our Castle Rock Merlot was produced from grapes grown on beautiful hillside vineyards in Washington State’s prestigious Columbia Valley, and it has spent 18 months aging in French oak barrels.   This rich, medium bodied, complex wine offers layers of concentrated flavors of ripe berry and plum,
Item Number: 8380
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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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: $119.88
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Ghost Pines Vineyard Merlot 2012
"Each lot for our Ghost Pines Merlot was fermented under a unique set of conditions designed to get the most out of the fruit. Some lots were cold soaked to amplify the fresh fruit flavors while others were fermented at higher temperatures to add structure and jammy characteristics. We blended a
Item Number: 15915
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Paloma Vineyards Merlot 2011
"Our Merlot is a blend of Estate Merlot and Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. The percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ranges from 14 to 16 percent depending on the vintage. The grapes for this wine are picked in very small amounts as each area of the vineyard reaches its peak of ripeness. The grapes are then
Item Number: 17409
Bottle:$54.95
Case: $659.40
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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
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Charles Smith 'Velvet Devil' Merlot 2013
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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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: $203.88
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Wente Vineyards 'Sandstone' Merlot 2011
"Our 2011 Sandstone Merlot exhibits aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry and plum with hints of toasted oak. A smooth mouthfeel and inviting tannins lead to a long, fruity finish." ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 11535
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot 2011
90  Anthony Dias Blue 
Anthony Dias Blue 90 "Smooth and juicy with good structure and bright plum fruit; fresh, lush and balanced with depth and lovely length."~AB  "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
Item Number: 15371
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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