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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


Rodney Strong Merlot 2010
"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: 3314
Bottle: $11.45
Case: $137.40
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14 Hands Merlot 2010
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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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Petrolo 'Galatrona' Merlot 2010
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96"A massive expression of Merlot, the 2010 Galatrona is heaven-sent. The layers are infinite here spanning dark fruit, spice and chocolate. I fall in love with this wine year after year. The mouth is caressed with stirring complexity and fine tannins that feel silky and smooth.
Item Number: 14833
Bottle: $76.95
Case: $923.40
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Burgess Vineyards Merlot 2009
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"The 2009 Merlot, like our previous vintages, demonstrates a unique intense varietal personality along with a richness associated with the vintage. The most common flavor characteristics of Merlot, blueberries and black cherries, are stunning with a hint of mint. The 2008 is 100% Merlot from our
Item Number: 13857
Bottle: $18.95
Case: $227.40
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Buena Vista 'Carneros' Merlot 2010
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89"Elegant and balanced, with toasty red currant aromas and lively cherry, tomato leaf and spice flavors that finish soft, showing ripe tannins. Drink now through 2017."~TF
Item Number: 14993
Bottle: $16.45
Case: $197.40
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Cakebread Cellars Merlot 2010
" The ripe, earthy, black cherry, dark plum and blackcurrant aromas of our 2010 Merlot introduce a palate full of rich plum, pomegranate and dark cherry flavors that take on a spicy tone in the wine’s long, fruitful finish. Boasting vibrant, concentrated flavors, fine tannins and good balancing
Item Number: 14373
Bottle: $53.95
Case: $647.40
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Candor 'Lot 5' Merlot NV
"Part of the Central Coast's SIP (Sustainability in Practice) system, Candor isn't just a great buy, it's produced via smart, sustainable farming practices that what's in the bottle is as do-right as it is delicious. All black plums, spice, and smoke, this non-vintage blend of Merlot from different
Item Number: 10469
Bottle: $13.95
Case: $167.40
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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
Bottle: $6.95
Case: $83.40
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Simi Merlot 2010
"Bright red cherry and blackberry fruits layered with vanilla, cedar and cocoa Flavor Expressive cherry and cranberry fruits with medium body and a round, balanced tannin structure." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 1746
Bottle: $14.95
Case: $179.40
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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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Milbrandt 'Traditions' Merlot 2010
"Our 2010 Merlot is round and rich with classic aromas of ripe dark red fruit, blackberry and hints of vanilla. Supple tannins, a full mid-palate and a long finish make our Merlot a delicous pairing with Cornish game hen, pork ribs, sirloin, roast lamb or salmon." ~ winery notes
Item Number: 11099
Bottle: $11.95
Case: $143.40
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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
Bottle: $13.49
Case: $161.88
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Ecco Domani Merlot 2012
"Following harvest in late August, the grapes for this wine were crushed and then fermented in upright stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 77°F. Following primary fermentation, the wine underwent limited maceration before completing malolactic fermentation." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 6177
Bottle: $8.45
Case: $101.40
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Santa Ema 'Reserve' Merlot 2011
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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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Bogle Vineyards Merlot 2011
"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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Francis Ford Coppola Winery Diamond Series Merlot 2011
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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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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
Bottle: $16.99
Case: $203.88
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McManis Merlot 2012
"McManis offers an excellent value in this California Merlot, and it's our go-to recommendation at this price point. The fine and bountiful 2012 harvest offered plenty of quality fruit, and grapes were brought in to the winery over the course of a month depending on the particulars of each vineyard
Item Number: 1489
Bottle: $8.45
Case: $101.40
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Crane Lake Merlot
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"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
Bottle: $4.39
Case: $52.68
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Joseph Carr Merlot 2011
"Elegant, stylish, with depth and balance, this wine offers a bouquet of ripe plum, cassis, sage and subtle cedar. Its flavors are highlighted by wild berry, ripe cherry and a hint of olive and spice. Structurally sound, yet very approachable." ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 15235
Bottle: $14.95
Case: $179.40
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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
Bottle: $39.95
Case: $479.40
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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
Bottle: $15.94
Case: $191.28
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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
Bottle: $8.95
Case: $107.40
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Kendall Jackson 'Vintners' Reserve Merlot 2011
“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: 14710
Bottle: $16.95
Case: $203.40
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Paloma Vineyards Merlot 2010
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Plush and sexy, with red currant and toasty oak aromas and rich black cherry, mocha and olive flavors that finish with supple tannins. Drink now through 2019. 2,417 cases made." —T.F."Our Merlot is a blend of Estate Merlot and Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. The percentage of
Item Number: 15020
Bottle: $54.95
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