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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

$19.04

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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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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Le Vieux Pin 2019 Petit Rouge 750ml

$26.00

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 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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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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Poplar Grove 2017 Merlot 750ml

$31.99

Deep ruby in colour, our 2014 vintage boasts an enticing bouquet of eucalyptus, Okanagan sage, and cherry. The twenty one months in 100% French oak lends a soft coffee and cocoa flavour profile to this wine. Velvety tannins and a round mid-palate allow...

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Tommasi 2017 Le Prunee Merlot 750ml

$23.39

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

$22.52

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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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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Oyster Bay Merlot 750ml

$19.99

Readers looking for a red wine under the Oyster Bay label would be best served by picking up a bottle of the 2018 Merlot. Sourced from Hawke's Bay, it boasts bountiful notes of black cherries and plums. There's a hint of wood spice, but this...

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Sea Star 2016 Encore 750ml

$33.60

Our winemaker specifically chose a sun-baked vineyard in Osoyoos for both the Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes that have been crafted into this rich Meritage blend. Encore is the worthy successor to our winemaker’s award winning Debut. A winner...

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Smoking Loon 2015 Merlot 750ml

$17.30

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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