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Merlot Based Wines (wines made primarily from the Merlot wine grape)
Everyone remembers the line from Sideways - "I am NOT drinking any #$%^&* Merlot!"
He said it, but he really didn't mean it. After all, the wine he goes on about, and which he ends up drinking from a paper cup at the end, is the legendary Cheval Blanc 1961. That wine, of course, is about half Merlot.
Merlot is one of the worlds most noble grapes. Merlot is the very foundation of Bordeaux, acting as the base for well over half of all Bordeaux produced.
Even in the US, when treated right, with lower yields, proper climate and skilled winemaking, Merlot is fantastic. It is easy to drink, with rich flavors, moderate tannin and mild acidity. No wonder it is still America's favorite red.
In addition, Merlot has thrived all over the world. We carry Merlot from, in addition to Bordeaux and the US, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Italy and more.
Luigi Bosca Merlot is an intense purple colour red wine, with aromas of ripe red and black fruit and subtle notes of cedron, very well integrated with the toasted of its ageing in oak. It is sound and round in the palate, slightly unctuous with a ... more
The wine itself comes from a few of the region's finest vineyard sites, in the areas of Maremma, Colline Pisane, and Colli Fiorentini. Soil type goes from compact, including a very fine-textured limestone at 1,300-1,500 feet a.s.l, a classic, ... more
2009: 86 Points
- Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast
: "Another Best Buy Merlot from Bogle. The wine is just as you want a nice Merlot to be, rich and soft and flavorful in cherries, with a kiss of smoky oak. "
Hand-crafted with more
Molina Vineyard. VII Region, Chile (Central Valley)
San Pedro and San Miguel Vineyard: Broad daytime-night time temperature differentials are perfect for good phenolic ripeness (tannins and anthocyanins).Purplish-ruby-red in color with intense ... more
'Aromatic and a very smooth finish. Columbia Crest Merlot is a mix of mocha, baking spices, and vanilla from the oak aging but it still shows plenty of cherry fruit. A real crowd pleaser. Daniel, Washington State wine ... more
A blend of equal parts Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese grapes grown in the region of Umbria, Vitiano Rosso is vinified in stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak barrels for three months before being bottled. Made in a way that ... more
This wine is a blend of three distinctive varietals, each
contributing the uniqueness of its singlularity. Zinfandel
provides a blackberry-like peppery spiciness. while Merlot
adds a mature fruity bell pepper quality and Cabernet
Franc adds a ... more
Gnarly Head Authentic Red is a big, bold Zinfandel-led red blend that hails from a true grit American town: Lodi, California, where gnarled, old vines are pruned in a wild, mop-topped way called "head trained” – our true gnarly heads. These heroic ... more
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The Querciabella estate, with vineyards located in Chianti Classico and the Maremma, has been organic since 1988 and Biodynamic since the year 2000. Sebastiano Cossia Castiglione’s uncompromised pursuit of quality has lead him to a totally natural ... more
The brambly spice of Zinfandel, dark fruit flavors of Syrah, the bold notes of Cabernet Sauvignon and the smooth elegance of Merlot unite to create this captivating red blend.
Apothic Red reveals intense fruit aromas and flavors of rhubarb and ... more