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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

$19.91

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 2020 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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Augey 2019 Bordeaux Red 750ml

$18.17

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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Chateau Rousselle 2017 Bordeaux Cotes du Bourg 750ml

$34.70

85% Merlot and the remainder is Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Spicy with a peppery nose of plum, blackberry confit and minerals. The palate is fresh and well defined with mouth-filling cassis and chocolate with liquorice, mocha and...

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Croix Saint-Martin 2019 Bordeaux 750ml

$19.04

This is a bold and fruity wine that, like so many in this approachable vintage, is almost ready to drink. With its ripe berry flavors and soft tannins, it is rich, with a twist of black currant at the end. Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 2020

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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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Okanagan Crushpad 2019 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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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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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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Astica 2019 Merlot-Malbec 750ml

$12.09

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 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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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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