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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 2020 Cabernet/Merlot 750ml

$19.99

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 2021 Petit Rouge 750ml

$29.47

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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Augey 2019 Bordeaux Red 750ml

$19.91

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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Mt. Boucherie 2019 Merlot 750ml

$22.99

A rich and full bodied Merlot that showcases aromas and flavours of black raspberry, cedar, clove, and mocha.  Our go to with all kinds of grilled or roasted red meat dishes.   -- Producer's Notes

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Okanagan Crushpad 2019 Narrative Red 750ml

$23.39

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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Wee Angus 2019 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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Craggy Range 2018 Te Kahu 750ml

$42.52

While this Merlot-dominant blend is now shedding its youthful, primary fruit, there's still lots of development to go, with a firm grip of tannins still holding the elegant core of fruit. There's plenty of fruit concentration and purity here. A classic...

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Sicalia 2017 Terre Siciliane 750ml

$13.83

This wine hails from Terre Siciliane, an Italian IGP that covers the entire region of Sicily. One of the region's main grapes, Nero d'Avola, is blended with equal parts Merlot to create a dry, medium-bodied red that will suit your favourite tomato-based...

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Chateau Badette 2016 St. Emilion Grand Cru 750ml

$73.83

A straight-up thrill ride of a Saint-Emilion, the 2016 Château Badette comes from a complex mix of clay and sandstone soils and checks in as a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot that was raised in 85% new French oak...

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Beringer Main & Vine Merlot 750ml

$12.95

Ripe plum and currant flavors are immediately evident in its aromas and flavors. A sweet, toasty note of oak rounds out the blend and gives the wine a nice body and mouthfeel. Approachable and delicious from the first sip, this wine is an...

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Smoking Loon 2015 Merlot 750ml

$18.17

On the nose, aromas of red berries, tea leaf, and sage. On the palate, classic Merlot flavours include cranberry, cherry, and a hint of herb. The oak is well-integrated and lends notes of dark chocolate and vanilla. Decent acidity makes this wine food...

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Tua Rita 2018 Rosso dei Notri 750ml

$34.69

The 2018 Rosso dei Notri (a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Sangiovese, with only 30% of the total seeing a brief four months in barrique) is a very fresh and tonic red that surprisingly comes from fruit harvested two weeks later than...

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