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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


Columbia Crest 'Grand Estates' Merlot 2011
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90BEST BUY" Generous and aromatic, this flavorful Merlot is a showcase for ripe black cherry fruit, accented with strong streaks of vanilla and tobacco. The plush, dark fruit leads into a tasty, toasty finish, with notes of licorice and smoke." — P.G.
Item Number: 3424
Bottle:$8.45
Case: $101.40
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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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Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Merlot 2011
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88“A lithe, firm and focused red, with toasty cherry and tobacco flavors, wrapping the finish in crinkly tannins. Best from 2015 through 2017." –HS
Item Number: 15032
Bottle:$13.49
Case: $161.88
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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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Bonterra Organically Grown Merlot 2012
**Organically Grown**"Rich cherry and currant aromas with hints of cola , berry, oak-spice, and vanilla. In the mouth, balance & softness are apparent, yet with ripe tannins, rich cherry & currant flavors are highlighted."~Winery Notes
Item Number: 3213
Bottle:$12.45
Case: $149.40
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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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Rutherford Hill Winery Merlot 2010
" A fine Merlot from a winery with a very long track record of success with this difficult variety. The wine is rich and almost sweet in blackberries and cherries, yet it finishes dry in a flourish of smooth tannins. Drink now. Offers good focus and structure, with black cherry and toasty oak
Item Number: 15714
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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St. Francis Winery Merlot 2009
" 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: 15102
Bottle:$14.95
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Columbia Crest 'H3' Merlot 2012
“This medium-bodied Merlot delivers aromas of spice and blackberry, with a perfect balanceof earth, dusty cocoa and ripe cherry flavors on the lingering, rich and velvety finish. 96% Merlot 4% Cabernet ” ~ Winery Notes
Item Number: 10402
Bottle:$11.45
Case: $137.40
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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:$8.79
Case: $105.48
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Stonecap Merlot 2013
"Velvety and smooth with rich flavors of red berry, plum and ripe cherry, highlighted with notes of mocha and spice. The StoneCap Merlot is superb served with veal, grilled salmon and medium bodied cheeses."~Winery Notes
Item Number: 14636
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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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:$7.45
Case: $89.40
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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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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

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:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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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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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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Swanson Vineyards 'Oakville' Merlot 2010
91  Anthony Dias Blue 
Anthony Dias Blue 91"Black plum and black fruit, robust and powerfully structured but with finesse, integrated wood and with hints of violet, dried lavender, graphite and leather. 15% Cab Sauv, 2% Petit Verdot"~AB" The 2010 Swanson Oakville Merlot shows an exuberant array of aromas,
Item Number: 15291
Bottle:$25.95
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Wolffer Estate Merlot 2011
" Dark red brick in color. The aroma is wonderfully packed with blueberry and raspberry notes, with hints of fine cedar, licorice and subtle lees notes. The mouth-feel is medium bodied. Wonderful fresh fruit and great dark chocolate characters give way to layers and layers of velvet tannins. There
Item Number: 15844
Bottle:$14.45
Case: $173.40
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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 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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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: 16447
Bottle:$12.95
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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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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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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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