Franciscan Merlot 2011

Franciscan Merlot 2011

Franciscan’s Merlot grows in the cooler half of Napa Valley, from the winery’s estate in the heart of the Oakville District on south to vineyards in Carneros. These cooler vineyards give more vibrant flavors and denser structure to the wine—two qualities that are critical to growing outstanding Merlot. In the winery,...

mb2491464$18.34
Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot

Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot

Merlot has gotten a bad rap in recent years as a wimpy wine, but Alexander Valley Vineyards is convinced they will change a lot of minds with their 2006 Estate Merlot. It's dense and rich, qualities a lot of folks associate with Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Kevin Hall calls this a Merlot...

gz2294115$19.23
Blackstone Merlot Sonoma Reserve 2011

Blackstone Merlot Sonoma Reserve 2011

The Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Merlot offers pleasing aromas of fresh raspberry, black currant, clove and vanilla with a hint of earthiness. The wine is full-bodied with layers of bright red fruit, coffee and clove, finished with nice, well-integrated structure and a velvety mouthfeel. Try serving this soft and silky wine with...

mb1487024$19.36
St. Francis Winery Merlot 2009

St. Francis Winery Merlot 2009

Grown in loam, clay, and volcanic soil mixed with gravel, the 100% Sonoma County grapes in this wine are particularly intense. Grapes are hand-picked at the peak of ripeness, the majority from St. Francis' three estate vineyards in the Sonoma Valley, with micro-climates ranging from the hillsides of the Mayacamas Mountains...

RWS24959$19.70
Napa Cellars Merlot

Napa Cellars Merlot

Move south a little in the valley where the San Pablo Bay cools the vineyards in the afternoon and you have perfect Merlot weather. The majority of the Napa Cellars Merlot blend hails from these cooler regions in Napa Valley, such as Oak Knoll and Carneros. This wine is classic Napa...

gz2364315$21.34
Freemark Abbey Merlot 2012

Freemark Abbey Merlot 2012

The color is a rich ruby in depth with reddish hues. The aroma is appealing with nuances of dried cranberry, red raspberry, cherry, chocolate espresso, not to miss the subtle hints of mint and arugula. The pleasant balance in the flavor, while finishing on the crisp side, is accented by flavors...

pa37854$26.28
Sbragia Family Vineyards Merlot Home Ranch 2007

Sbragia Family Vineyards Merlot Home Ranch 2007

Sbragia Home Ranch Vineyard, which has been farmed by the family for decades, is located on the East side of Dry Creek in Sonoma County, California. The eight-acre Merlot vineyard sits on the flatland of Dry Creek Valley, and area that had a propensity to flood before the Dry Creek Dam...

gz8738215$22.98
Pine Ridge Merlot Crimson Creek

Pine Ridge Merlot Crimson Creek

With sweet scents of baked berries on the nose, the 2005 Crimson Creek Merlot exudes warm cherry and cranberry aromas, woven with vanilla, brown sugar, white pepper and a slight minty nuance. Sweet and full-bodied on the palate, the soft, fleshy fruit flavor comes to the forefront, delivering with it the...

pr70130554$30.88
Meeker Handprint Merlot 2009

Meeker Handprint Merlot 2009

Produced only in select years, the Winemaker's Handprint is what all Merlots strive to be. It has deep, dark color, and its full-blown cherry nose is surrounded by toasty French oak. On the palate you'll find sweet fruit of cherry and plum, with hints of leather, cola and vanilla. And the...

rws28306$32.15
Neyers Merlot Neyers Ranch

Neyers Merlot Neyers Ranch

The grapes from their home vineyard in Conn Valley are certified organic and farmed sustainably. In his landmark book, Bringing it to the Table, Wendell Berry offers this take on sustainability: Sustainable agriculture is a way of farming that can be continued indefinitely because it conforms to the terms imposed upon it by the nature of the place, and the nature of the people. They plan to grow grapes on their piece of land in Conn Valley for many more years, and they're...

pr69730954$33.62
Meridian Merlot 375ml

Meridian Merlot 375ml

This Merlot opens with aromas of red currant, vanilla and baking spices. On the palate you’ll find flavors of raspberry, blackberry and cola with round tannins softened by seven months of aging in French and American oak.

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Rex Goliath Merlot

Rex Goliath Merlot

Rex Goliath Winery really loves this wine. Soft, supple, and complex. There is a certain elegance to this wine that fits their vision of the perfect Merlot: Pretty and seductive with a decidedly spicy nose of black cherry, cassis and cedar. Very ripe and round, almost like a Jolly Rancher candy....

rws34867$4.40
Sycamore Lane Merlot

Sycamore Lane Merlot

This distinctive Merlot displays classic aromas of ripe red cherry and plum with hints of tobacco, herbs and vanilla oak on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied with supple and fruity flavors of cherry and spice notes on the palate, and soft tannins on the finish.

gz4078915$6.28