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…

Cape Heights 2014 Merlot 750ml

$15.56

Winemaker's Notes: Attractively soft, creamy, chocolately nose and a palate bathed in dusky spice. Lush, ripe and deep in hue this is plump and sensuous Merlot with flavours of hedgerow fruits and a fine, gently leafy finish. In the winery As we look for...

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Domaine De l'Arjolle 2015 Cabernet Merlot 750ml

$27.74

Claret-like Languedoc red that is deliciously fruity and easy to drink. Louis-Marie Teisserenc took over the family estate in the late 1970s and very quickly decided to re-build, removing low quality, mass production varieties and replacing them. An...

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Antinori 2015 Il Bruciato 750ml

$40.99

The nose shows intense aromas of red berry fruit of excellent expressiveness and focus which are followed by lovely notes of sweet spices. On the palate, the wine is balanced and harmonious and of exceptional overall drinking pleasure.

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Bottero di Cello Veneto Rosso 1.0L

$14.26

Bright red colour. On the nose an intense bouquet of small berries, dried cherries and herbs. Soft and round on the palate, with fresh acidity and light tannins. Long and pleasant finish. Ideal with classic Italian foods (pasta, pizza et al.) but can...

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Red Diamond 2012 Merlot 750ml

$20.78

Eastern Washington State’s arid climate is a world-class location for growing stylish, concentrated, fruit-forward wines. Cooler harvest time temperatures in Washington allow for more structured reds and crisper whites. Our Washington Merlot opens...

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La Frenz 2015 Merlot 750ml

$30.34

Our 2015 Merlot is plush wine with a ripe fruit sweetness that gives way to a big, weighty mid-palate and a generous, lengthy finish. This wine is highly aromatic with enticing notes of ripe berries and plums laced with vanilla bean. On the palate,...

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Leonetti 11/14 Merlot 750ml

$130.34

(from Loess and Mill Creek Upland): Bright ruby-red. Deep, liqueur-like griotte cherry, wild herb and licorice aromas lifted by a slightly high-toned floral element. A lushly fruity, fine-grained fruit bomb on the palate, gaining creaminess with time in...

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Cesari 2015 Adesso Merlot 750ml

$14.69

Simple and straightforward, this Merlot is a great bistro wine that you can enjoy at home with friends. On the nose, dark plum and blueberry aromas. On the palate, red berry, good acidity, smooth tannins, and a slender texture combine for a...

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Sacred Hill 2014 Hawkes Bay Cabernet Merlot 750ml

$22.52

TIP: When this product is eligible for special 2-For pricing, just select "Buy in bulk" above and SAVE $3.52 PER BOTTLE!VINTAGE SUMMARYSpring and early summer were very warm and dry, although slightly more windy than usual. These conditions provided...

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Santa Carolina 2015 Reserva Merlot 750ml

$14.70

Santa Carolina is one of our favourite Chilean producers that know how to offer great value in a bottle. They also make perfect BBQ wines! From the Colchagua Valley, these grapes are from the Miraflores area, where diurnal temperature shifts and dry...

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Beringer 2015 Main & Vine Merlot 750ml

$13.45

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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Leonetti 2015 Merlot 750ml

$139.04

Winemaker's Note: As pure and linear an expression of Walla Walla Merlot that you might imagine. Simply gorgeous red and black fruits, especially blueberries, raspberries, and hints of dried apricot. The mouth feel is so wonderfully plush,...

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Pahlmeyer 2013/2014 Merlot Napa 750ml

$165.13

"The 2013 Merlot is dark, powerful and also quite tannic, all signatures of the vintage. Black cherry, mocha, graphite, plum, smoke, licorice and menthol are bold and intense in the glass, but the 2013 is only showing a hint of its potential. Far from an...

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Monster Merlot 2012 by Poplar Grove 750ml

$23.39

Classic aromas of smokey plum and vanilla followed by a subtle hint of pecan. The first sip brings a bin full of black cherries with ripe raspberry and mocha notes, finished with a touch of bramble. This bold Monster can take a bite out of rich beef pasta...

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Tinhorn Creek 2014 Merlot 750ml

$22.52

This Merlot was cellared for 14-18 months in a mix of French, American and Hungarian oak barrels, for malo-lactic fermentation and then aging before bottling. I have to say this vintage stands out for me, the highest score I've given this wine. The...

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