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


Decoy by Duckhorn Wine Company Merlot 2011
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"Lovely Merlot aromas of strawberry compote, plum and cherry wood are supported by hints of clove and cinnamon from the well-integrated oak. The red fruit continues on the palate with layers of fresh strawberry and raspberry. Bright acid lengthens the finish, which concludes with soft, mature
Item Number: 20896
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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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
Bottle:$18.45
Case: $221.40
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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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Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot 2012
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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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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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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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

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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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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Sterling 'Vintners Collection' Merlot 2013
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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Columbia Crest 'H3' Merlot 2013
"This medium-bodied merlot delivers aromas of spice and blackberry with the perfect balance of earth, cocoa and ripe cherry notes on the palate. The complex flavors are followed by a smooth, velvety finish." ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 19755
Bottle:$11.45
Case: $137.40
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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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14 Hands Merlot 2013
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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.  This round,
Item Number: 6306
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Francis Ford Coppola Winery Diamond Series Merlot 2013
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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: 19670
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Barefoot Winery Merlot 1.5L
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"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: $53.94
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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: $65.85
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Smoking Loon Merlot 2014
Our 2014 Merlot displays a beautiful combination of fruity and savory aromas--dark plum, violet, fresh mushroom and a hint of sage and thyme. Flavors of black currant, pomegranate and espresso are met with well-integrated oak influence. This rich, medium-bodied Merlot has just the right acidity to
Item Number: 4836
Bottle:$6.95
Case: $83.40
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Rombauer Merlot 2012
Merlot’s finest qualities emerge in cooler climates and clay soils, thus it is ideally suited for the Carneros region, where San Francisco Bay meets the southern end of Napa and Sonoma valleys. The Rombauer family have long been fans of the varietal’s rich, silky textures and supple tannins, as well
Item Number: 20302
Bottle:$27.95
Case: $335.40
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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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Santa Ema 'Reserve' Merlot 2013
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90This wine has a full, beautiful nose brimming with plum, blackberry, vanilla and chocolate aromas. The palate is quite tasty too, offering blackberry, wild cherry and plum flavors with bright acidity. The finish brings a touch of coffee, dark fruit and tart cherry flavors.
Item Number: 19619
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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HRM Rex Goliath Merlot 1.5L
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"Pretty and seductive with a decidedly spicy nose of black cherry, cassis and cedar. Very ripe and round, almost like a Jolly Rancher candy. Mouth-filling flavors of plums, cherries and wild red berries dominate from start to finish." ~Winery notes
Item Number: 3060
Bottle:$8.75
Case: $52.50
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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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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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Chateau Ste. Michelle 'Indian Wells' Merlot 2012
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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
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Blackstone 'Sonoma Reserve' Merlot 2012
"Our Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Merlot is full of ripe flavors and soft round textures with notes of black cherry, plum, cedar spice, and toasty oak. Oak aging contributes toasty spice and vanilla overtones and plenty of smooth weight to the wine." ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 19009
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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