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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.


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  Sku: 055621


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Promis, from the Latin abbreviation, promissio, meaning promise truly lives up to its name. The grapes are grown in the terre brune (rich, dark soils) of the Ca'Marcanda vineyard. The soil consists primarily of loam and clay. The climate--hot summer  more
Sku: 033611


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Peter Lehmann’s Clancy’s is an easy-drinking and widely loved Australian red wine blend. Successive vintages of Clancy’s have earned acclaim in Australia, America and the United Kingdom for being splendid red wines at an incredibly competitive ... more
Sku: 025117


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Packed with deep, dark berry fruit and nuanced hints of cocoa, herb and earth with a soft structure. It's velvety texture makes Merlot instantly appealing and an obvious alternative to similar, more tannic Bordeaux varieties.2008: 87 Points -  more
Sku: 017694


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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
Sku: 212511



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I’m clearly developing a taste for “natural” wines. Formulaic wines all start tasting the same, and wines made from cultured yeasts taste like whatever the winemaker wants the wine to taste like, kind of like an artificially-flavored wine. Wines ... more
Sku: P57453


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Black and bing cherry fruit is complemented by spicy qualities, notes of white pepper and even a whiff of cinnamon, backed up by a cedar and light caramel component that comes from the wine`s time in oak. This wine goes well with smoked chicken, ... more
Sku: 131673


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The generous flavours and contemporary, easy-drinking style of Lindemans Bin 40 Merlot combines easily with food and most social occasions to deliver maximum enjoyment from the first glass to the last. Colour: A bright crimson red colour ... more
Sku: 011220


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Church Block was the first wine the late Greg Trott produced under the Wirra Wirra label back in 1972. He took the name from one of the original vineyards, which runs next to the small Bethany Church (est. 1854) across the road from Wirra ... more
Sku: 057521


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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
Sku: 019386


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2007: 88 Points - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast: "The Grand Estates Merlot holds center court in the vast Columbia Crest portfolio. This new release, which has received extra bottle age, is seamless, smoky, supple and seductive. ... more
Sku: 132324


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Our Blue Label Merlot has brilliant, deep garnet color with aromas of bright red cherries and clove spice. Supple red plum and black cherry flavors highlight the palate, with subtle notes of light milk chocolate and vanilla bean evident on the long ... more
Sku: 008965


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The generous flavours and contemporary, easy-drinking style of Lindemans Bin 40 Merlot combines easily with food and most social occasions to deliver maximum enjoyment from the first glass to the last. Colour: A bright crimson red colour ... more
Sku: 024906


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