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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 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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Chateau Rousselle 2015 Bordeaux Cotes du Bourg 750ml

$33.82

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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Augey 2018 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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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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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 is NOT what you may have come to expect from Okanagan Merlot. Light to medium in body we do not try to make a big or heavy wine here. Despite the fact that this single vineyard produces amazing and serious fruit which could handle extended time in...

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Okanagan Crushpad 2019 Narrative Red 750ml

$23.00

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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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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Burrowing Owl 2018 Merlot 750ml

$40.25

The 2018 harvest was done by hand in Oliver and Osoyoos on October 9 through 18. Post ferment, the wine is typically aged 14 months in 50% in French oak, with the remainder American, Hungarian and Russian oak. We tasted it alongside 2017, and it showed...

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