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Merlot

Merlot is a darkly blue-coloured wine grape, that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. The name Merlot is thought to derive from the Old French word for young blackbird, merlot, a diminutive of merle, the blackbird (Turdus merula), probably from the color of the grape. Merlot-based wines usually have medium body with hints of berry, plum, and currant. Its softness and "fleshiness", combined with its earlier ripening, makes Merlot a popular grape for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which tends to be higher in tannin. Along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, Merlot is one of the primary grapes in Bordeaux wine where it is the most widely planted grape. Merlot is also one of the most popular red wine varietals in many markets. This flexibility has helped to make it one of the world's most planted grape varieties. As of 2004, Merlot was estimated to be the third most grown variety at 260,000 hectares (640,000 acres) globally, with an increasing trend. This puts Merlot just behind Cabernet Sauvignon's 262,000 hectares (650,000 acres).


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Amuse Bouche 05 Merlot Magnum (Signed)

Amuse Bouche 05 Merlot Magnum (Signed)

Collectible wine and collectible art come together to create Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Merlot, a joint wine venture with Heidi Barrett and John Schwartz. This Pomerol-style Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend is made from some of the best grape sources in the Napa Valley. Amuse Bouche wine aspires to rival its greatest cross-Atlantic counterparts, such as Chateau Petrus and Chateau Le Pin. As winemaker for several of the hottest cult wines in California,...
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Amuse Bouche 2014 Proprietary Red 750 ml, Estate Napa Valley

Amuse Bouche 2014 Proprietary Red 750 ml, Estate Napa Valley

Amuse Bouche 2014 Proprietary Red 750 ml, Estate Napa Valley Winemaker notes: "The Amuse Bouche 2014 is a slightly different blend than its predecessors. From the Amuse Bouche Estate vineyards in the eastern hills of Rutherford, the blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc makes this vintage a bit more robust on the palate, while retaining its acclaimed finesse and elegance. Robert Parker 94 Points (2013): " Lastly, the flagship wine...
$269.99


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Arietta 2013 Merlot "Hudson I Block" Napa Valley 96 Points

Arietta 2013 Merlot "Hudson I Block" Napa Valley 96 Points

Arietta 2013 Merlot “Hudson I Block” Napa Valley Retail 80.00 GGWC 76.99  FREE SHIPPING on 6+, use code ARIETTA13M at checkout  The Story:    Andy Erickson does not need an introduction, the man worked with John Kongsgaard, Paul Hobbs, Bob Levy at Harlan Estate, Staglin, etc. and of course Screaming Eagle!  He currently makes Arietta, Ovid, Dalla Valle and his own labels Leviathan and Favia.  The...
$74.99


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Bink 2012 "Hawk Butte Vineyard" Yorkville Highlands Mendocino

Bink 2012 "Hawk Butte Vineyard" Yorkville Highlands Mendocino

Bink 2012 "Hawk Butte Vineyard" Yorkville Highlands Mendocino   This small family-owned winery in the Yorkville HIghlands of Mendocino has been producing some value-driving, good qualtiy wine for some years now.   They sell 90% to other wineries, and make a little for themselves. The 2012 Merlot offers up some intense dark plum, black stone fruit notes on the notes with a hint of pomegranate and a whiff of spice cabinet....
$24.99


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Coho 2013 Merlot "Michael Black", Napa Valley

Coho 2013 Merlot "Michael Black", Napa Valley

COHO 2013 MERLOT "MICHAEL BLACK VINEYARD" NAPA VALLEY RETAIL 58.00 – GGWC 53.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or MORE! (Can mix and match with other Coho wines ~ Use COHO upon check out This might be the best Merlot Coho has produced yet to date.  A blend of 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the great Michael Black vineyard in Coombsville (which is now officially an Appellation).   On the nose this wine...
$52.99


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Leonetti 2014 Merlot, Walla Walla

Leonetti 2014 Merlot, Walla Walla

Leonetti 2014 Merlot, Walla Walla   Winery Notes: "Placing one’s nose into a glass of this year’s Merlot results in an immediate smile. It leads with a gorgeous pure fruit nose of compote reduction and graham cracker that jump from the glass. It is so rich, lush, and pure. It is a positively delicious wine that I cannot help but drink more of today, but will easily age 10+ years for those of you who enjoy cellaring wines....
$104.99


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O'Shaughnessy 2013 Merlot - 92 Points

O'Shaughnessy 2013 Merlot - 92 Points

O'Shaughnessy 2013 Merlot, Napa Valley Robert Parker 92 Points: " A chunky 100% Merlot, the 2013 offers gorgeous toffee, black cherry and mocha notes as well as some chocolate. It has beautiful density, a plump, corpulent, medium to full-bodied texture, and a luscious finish. This is a sexpot of a Merlot fruit bomb to drink over the next 8-10 years."
$69.99


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Palazzo 2012 Proprietary Red "Right Bank" Napa Valley   Robert Parker 98+ Points

Palazzo 2012 Proprietary Red "Right Bank" Napa Valley   Robert Parker 98+ Points

Palazzo 2012 Proprietary Red "Right Bank" Napa Valley   Robert Parker 98+ Points : "The 2012 is a blend of 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine displays abundant spice box, cedar wood, blackberry and cassis fruit, and an emerging but very subtle note of chocolate, which is one of the hallmarks of these wines. With a super-duper, full-bodied, savory mouthfeel, great balance and purity, pristine...
$94.99


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Paloma 2012 Merlot Estate, Spring Mountain

Paloma 2012 Merlot Estate, Spring Mountain

Paloma 2012 Merlot Estate Spring Mountain, Napa  Retail 62.00 – GGWC 59.99 - Paloma  has become synonymous with Merlot for Cabernet Lovers.  Like some of its First Growth French counterparts , Paloma’s Merlot could be called a proprietary red blend as it is a blend of 85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet.  This is not a wine for whiners. This is big burly (yet elegant) wine!  A wine for lovers of intensity,...
$59.99


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Paloma 2013 Merlot "Estate" Spring Mountain, Napa Valley

Paloma 2013 Merlot "Estate" Spring Mountain, Napa Valley

Paloma 2013 Merlot Estate Spring Mountain, Napa Valley Retail 62.00 – GGWC 59.99 FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more ~ Use code PALOMA upon checkout   The Story :  Barbara and Jim Richards always had an interest in wine, both in its making and its consumption, and in food and gardening. In 1980, they were living in Midland, Texas, and began thinking about a second home and decided to start looking for a small property in the...
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Switchback Ridge 2013 Cabernet "Estate" Napa Valley

Switchback Ridge 2013 Cabernet "Estate" Napa Valley

Switchback Ridge 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon “Estate” Napa Valley Retail 95.00 – GGWC 89.99  FREE SHIPPING on 6 use code SR13CS   The Story :   It started in 1914 when Eliza & Pads Peterson purchased a 100-acre property in the Napa Valley. It hosted a small Zinfandel vineyard, but with the onset of Prohibiton in 1920, prunes became the cash crop. It remained an orhard, large vegetable garden and also...
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Switchback Ridge 2013 Merlot "Estate" Napa Valley - 95 Points

Switchback Ridge 2013 Merlot "Estate" Napa Valley - 95 Points

Switchback Ridge 2013 Merlot “Estate” Napa Valley Retail 65.00 – GGWC 59.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6, use code SR13Mat checkout.   I know what you are thinking, another wimpy wine, soft and silky – WRONG!!  The 2013 Switchback Ridge (produced by Robert Foley), is a big, bold red blend of Merlot and Cabernet. Switchback Ridge wines are sourced exclusively from the Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga. The rich, rocky soils of this...
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