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Merlot

Seen the film ‘Sideways’? Well, given the ubiquitous nature of Merlot, it perhaps wasn’t a surprise one of the main characters had taken against it so. Watch the movie and you’ll see. Anyway, back to the grape. Merlot can produce gloriously plummy and fragrant wines and is found in the great wines of Bordeaux such as Pomerol. This is its most prestigious home, but you’ll find Merlot all over the world and it can vary enormously in quality … which brings us back to Sideways…

Hester Creek 2019 Cabernet/Merlot 750ml

$19.65

Enticing aromas of black currant, dark cherry, and light toast. The soft and pleasing palate has nicely rounded tannins, with bright plum, vanilla, and cedar notes. A fantastic wine for weeknight dinners or parties, pair with good friends and a NY...

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Le Vieux Pin 2019 Petit Rouge 750ml

$27.74

This year’s blend consists mostly of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon thanks to a gorgeously classic summer growing season with a balanced crop.  Cabernet Sauvignon, albeit in a smaller percentage as part of the blend, still makes its...

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Croix Saint-Martin 2018 Bordeaux 750ml

$19.04

Warm, rich black fruits come from the 75% Merlot in this blend. It is a soft wine, just hinting at tannins with plenty of juicy acidity and ripe berry flavors. Drink now.  Score: 87 points -- Toger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 2020

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Tinajas de Maule 2019 Big Vinn Red 750ml

$13.82

TASTING NOTES: This medium-bodied ruby red wine has a nice concentration. Aromas of black fruit and plums, and gentle notes of vanilla, baking spices and medium-roast coffee persist over a long finish. PAIRING: Enjoy with lean meat and feathered game,...

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Augey 2018 Bordeaux Red 750ml

$19.04

Augey Bordeaux Rouge is one of the best values to come out of the world's most famous wine region. Merlot comprises 75% of this blend, with the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. This creates a bright, juicy, and fresh wine with aromas and flavours of red berries...

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Poplar Grove 2017 Merlot 750ml

$31.99

Muscular dark medicinal fruit on the nose. Powerful and extracted; impressively chewy, concentrated and long. Delightful. Score: 90 points Awards:Decanter World Wine Awards

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Wee Angus 2018 Merlot 750ml

$20.78

The winemaker intends his Angus to go well with any red meats. It's bold and full-flavoured and sure to go up against your best BBQ sauce and rich savoury dishes. Lots of ripe black fruits upfront and the Cabernet Sauvignon introduces some welcome...

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Villa Marchesi 2018 Rosso 750ml

$15.56

This winery owned by Cabert is located in Trevenezie IGT, which was originally part of IGT delle Venezie before Delle Venezie became its own DOC in 2017. It covers all of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto, plus the province of Trentino within...

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Lock & Worth 2020 Merlot 750ml

$26.25

“This year’s merlot is a radical departure from 2017, and I’m digging where this is at currently. This unfined and unfiltered merlot was planted in 1995 on a sandy 2 acre site on the Naramata Bench. Destemmed and with five days on the...

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Tommasi 2017 Le Prunee Merlot 750ml

$24.26

It presents deep ruby red, chocolate, berry and flavours. Medium-bodied taste, with soft tannins and a long, flavourful finish. Recommended with First courses with meat sauces, white meats, fresh cheeses. -- Winemaker

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Okanagan Crushpad Narrative Red 750ml

$21.65

Our Narrative Red is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Expressing true Okanagan characteristics of red fruits with a distinctive herbal note. Soft tannins coupled with nicely balanced acidity make this an easy drinking wine on its own or paired with...

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Astica 2019 Merlot-Malbec 750ml

$11.21

Are you looking for something cheap and cheerful to get you through the holidays? Look no further than this smooth and quaffable Malbec/Merlot blend from Argentina. Aromas of ripe raspberry, strawberry, and mint in the glass, with flavours of coffee,...

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Sea Mountain Devil's Peak Merlot 750ml

$14.69

Dark ruby colour. Sweet violet and blackberry fruits on nose. Succulent flavours of ripe plum and blackcurrant on palate, with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Medium weight structure with a smooth finish and soft tannins. Can be drunk now or within 4...

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Burrowing Owl 2018 Merlot 750ml

$40.25

Always a treat, the 2015 outdoes itself, offering plenty of reasons to drink it for those who prefer the plush, hedonistic style. Black plum, ripe blackberry, and cherry jam mark the palate but just when you think it’s too much, the...

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