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…

Provenquiere 2016 Merlot 750ml

$17.30

Fans of Merlot rejoice! Another French Marquis Exclusive from the Languedoc. The grapes for this wine were planted on a calcareous hillside facing south before undergoing a twenty day long maceration and malolactic fermentation.  This wine...

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Antinori 2015 Il Bruciato 750ml

$41.95

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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La Frenz 2016 Merlot 750ml

$32.96

Our 2016 Merlot is an opulent wine with a ripe fruit sweetness that gives way to a plush mid-palate and a generous, lengthy finish. This wine had 20 months maturation in 100% French oak barrels (20% new) before release. This wine is highly aromatic with...

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Seven Peaks 2015 Central Coast Merlot 750ml

$15.56

California's Central Coast is a large swath from San Francisco to Santa Barbara and includes forty AVAs within it. Seven Peaks is a socially and environmentally responsible winemaker that sources its grapes from quality vineyards throughout the Central...

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Leonetti 11/13/14 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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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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Markham 2015 Napa Valley Merlot 750ml

$47.74

This is a hearty version of the variety, blended with 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petite Sirah. Black licorice, Dr. Pepper and densely rich, extracted black cherry and blueberry accent a full-bodied softly textured palate of approachability. Score: 89...

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Daydreamer 2016 Jasper Red 750ml

$34.69

Daydreamer is a small family run winery based on the beautiful Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada.It is the brainchild of Rachel and Marcus Ansems MW who have both been involved in the wine industry for over 15 years...

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McPherson 2015 Cabernet-Merlot 750ml

$19.91

The grapes for this Cabernet Merlot were picked and crushed during the cool of night, thus ensuring the retention of varietal character.  Modern winemaking techniques were employed throughout, all of which help to create the signature McPherson...

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Tinhorn Creek 2016 Merlot 750ml

$25.13

Deep garnet red colour. Nose is a touch delicate in its youth, but shows a beautiful balance of fresh red berry fruit, preserved cherries and orange rind with clove. Palate is focused with spicy oak and grenadine up front. It then fills out the mid...

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Tightrope Winery 2015 Merlot 750ml

$30.35

There are bright aromas for blackberry, blueberry and plum along with leather, cedar and vanilla on the palate. The tannins are supple and the finish is full. "Our Merlot is 100% estate grown.  It was hand-picked and destemmed into 1/2-ton...

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Bodega Garzon Merlot Tannat 750ml

$25.13

Tannat is splashed with twenty percent merlot in this estate wine, one that has spent three-six months on lees in stainless steel. Antonini plays the plummy, plush chocolate merlot up against tannat's dusty, fine, graphite tannin that structure. As to be...

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Bodega Los Toneles 2015 Tonel 78 Malbec Bonarda 750ml

$32.08

Good red-ruby. Aromas of dark berries, licorice, dark chocolate and herbs complemented by an element of musky oak. Firmly built and intense, conveying an impression of energy to its dark berry and light herb flavors complicated by well-judged oak. The...

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Poplar Grove 2014 Merlot 750ml

$34.45

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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