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


Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot 2012
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91  Anthony Dias Blue 
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  Anthony Dias Blue 91 "Smooth, lush and ripe with tangy berry fruit; silky, complex and supple with good length and balance."   
Item Number: 18374
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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Rutherford Hill Winery Merlot 2013
Rutherford Hill 2013 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: 22593
Bottle:$20.95
Case: $251.40
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Little Black Dress Merlot 2014
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Rich, garnet-red in color with aromas of ripe black cherry, red licorice, plum and toasty oak, with hints of perfume, cranberry and herbs. Rich, smooth mouth-feel, with hints of red cherry, berries, and sweet vanilla oak
Item Number: 5465
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Chateau Ste. Michelle 'Indian Wells' Merlot 2013
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90“Focused, with firm tannins on a pliable frame, supporting dark berry, licorice and chocolate flavors. Lingers deftly on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2021. -H.S.”
Item Number: 22134
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Joseph Carr 'Josh' Merlot 2014
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"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: 20923
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Novelty Hill Merlot 2013
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Polished, focused, multilayered and compelling, with coffeeaccented black cherry and floral flavors, hinting at apricot as the finish persists. Dances deftly. Drink now through 2022."
Item Number: 22790
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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14 Hands Merlot 2014
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"This round, structured Merlot is packed with rich flavors andaromas of blackberry, plum, cherry and mocha. Balanced in style,the wine is soft, approachable and food friendly." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 6306
Bottle:$7.85
Case: $94.20
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Barefoot Winery Merlot 187ml
Please note this is a 187mL bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!Also note that 187ml bottles ship 24 to a case and count as a single 12btl case
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"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." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 5003
Bottle:$1.49
Case: $35.76

Rodney Strong Merlot 2013
The 2013 Sonoma County Merlot is lush with predominate notes of blackberries, black cherry and plum with a hint of dried herbs. This wine is silky and voluptuous with soft tannins and finishes with a touch of dried cocoa and vanilla. The luscious dark fruit flavors are enhanced by aging in small
Item Number: 21244
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Markham Vineyards Merlot 2013
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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
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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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
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Columbia Crest 'Grand Estates' Merlot 2013
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" This Merlot has a rich aromatic profile with notes of chocolate and dark cherries. The complex fruit flavors are followed by a smooth, velvety finish. " ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 3424
Bottle:$8.45
Case: $101.40
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Woodbridge 'Robert Mondavi' Merlot 1.5L
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"Has velvety smooth layers of black cherry, blackberry and chocolate character, with just a hint of oak." ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 4409
Bottle:$9.89
Case: $59.34
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CK Mondavi Merlot 1.5L
"Our Merlot is medium-bodied with a hint of oak and flavors of cherries and plums. It is rich in the mouth and ends in a soft fruit filled finish.Enjoy this wine with barbequed chicken and ribs or Caesar salad topped with grilled chicken. Great with fondue as well." ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 224
Bottle:$9.99
Case: $59.94
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Mollydooker 'Scooter' Merlot 2015
"Deep red in color, the Scooter exudes fresh berries and spice. Layers of redcurrants and stewed plums are laced with hints of chocolate and coffee. This youthful McLaren Merlot finishes off with cherry, aniseed spice and a seamless structure defined by silky tannins with just a hint of cedar oak."
Item Number: 22626
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Sterling 'Vintners Collection' Merlot 2013
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Great taste. Had this with cold cuts as an appetizer and carried it over to the main course pasta with crab sauce. Fruity and not dry.
Item Number: 20729
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Skyfall Merlot 2013
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Fresh and open-textured, brimming with raspberry and cherry flavors, this picks up nutmeg and clove notes on the expressive finish. The tannins need time to be absorbed. Drinknow through 2020. 9,000 cases made." –HS
Item Number: 23187
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2013
" With freshness emphasizing its southern Napa origins, the 2013 Merlot combines juicy dark cherry, plum, and pomegranate with subtle notes of cinnamon, clove and cocoa. The generous fruit flavors, polished structure, silky tannins and lush texture show just how complex and refined Merlot can be.
Item Number: 21548
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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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: $50.97
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Bonterra Organically Grown Merlot 2013
Merlot is one of our most distinctive expressions. For our 2013 Merlot the lots were fermented separately before being combined to create the final blend. The heritage of Bordeaux can be experienced in this blend, with added touches of Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Carignan. The wine was aged for seven
Item Number: 19964
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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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
Bottle:$19.99
Case: $119.94
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Northstar Merlot 2012
91  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 91  "The deep ruby colored Columbia Valley 2012 Merlot is a full-bodied, elegant, perfumed Merlot that gives up lots of cassis, sweet oak, black cherry and a touch of crushed rock in the hallmark elegant, balanced style of this estate. The tannin is present, yet ripe, and it has
Item Number: 22781
Bottle:$27.95
Case: $335.40
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Pride Mountain Merlot 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The outstanding 2012 Merlot is composed of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 18 months in 40% new French oak. There are 5,350 cases. It exhibits a classic Merlot bouquet of coffee beans, white chocolate, mocha, black cherries and plums. This lush, heady, sexy, medium to
Item Number: 20303
Bottle:$54.95
Case: $659.40
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Prisoner Wine Co. 'Thorn' Merlot 2012
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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
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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Blackstone Winery Merlot 2014
"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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