Last week, we looked at a group of ubiquitous white wines. All of these wines were under fifteen dollars. Some of them were under ten dollars. But what about the reds? Research bodies such as California Poytechnic University and the American Associatio...Read more »
Species: Vitis Vinifera
Parentage: Offspring of Cabernet Franc
Aliases: Picard, Langon
Grape Color: Black
Regions: Bourdeaux, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Chilean Central Valley, Australia
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding red wine grape, which also happens to be a close cousin to Cabernet Sauvignon. Used for both blending and as a varietal, this grape originates from France’s Bordeaux region, and is a primary grape in Bordeaux wine.
Two thirds of the world’s total planted Merlot grapes are grown in France. After that, it is Italy’s 5th most planted grape. Merlot surged to popularity in the United States in the 1990s.
Contrary to its Vitis Vinifera sibling, Pinot Noir, Merlot grows in loose bunches of berries. It’s a fragile grape, and its early ripening qualities make it vulnerable to risks such as frost and rotting. That being said, Merlot wines tend to be Read more »
Santa Ema Reserve Merlot
|Region:||Chile » Central Valley » Maipo Valley|
Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Marqués de Casa Concha
|Winery:||Concha Y Toro|
|Region:||Chile » Central Valley » Rapel Valley » Peumo|
Canoe Ridge Merlot
|Winery:||Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard|
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Columbia Valley|
Oyster Bay Merlot
|Winery:||Oyster Bay Wines|
|Region:||New Zealand » Hawke's Bay|
Luis Felipe Edwards Merlot Gran Reserva
|Region:||Chile » Colchagua Valley|
Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Grand Estates
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Columbia Valley|
Casa Lapostolle Merlot Cuvée Alexandre
|Region:||Chile » Colchagua Valley|
Turkish wines aren’t exactly at the forefront of our collective fine wine consciousness in the West. That’s a shame, because in Turkey we are seeing one of those pleasant ironies that often crop up in the wine world: an ancient wine producing region th...Read more »
The term Super Tuscan was born a controversy some 40 years ago. The controversy is ongoing. At this point, trying to define Super Tuscans is a waste of time. There have been arguments for decades over questions such as: What defines Super Tuscans in ...Read more »
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There’s nothing more comforting and warming on a cold winter evening than a roaring fire and a full-bodied, robust red wine – one with a bit of oomph. The frigid season ushers in hearty, meaty dishes with bold flavors that require wines equally as bol...Read more »
Let’s take a trip back in time. Close your eyes and imagine yourself an English explorer, a shipmate of Sir Walter Raleigh’s. You've just braved the Atlantic crossing and are rowing to shore towards a strange island on a forbidding coast. Yet immediate...Read more »
In a competition dominated by wines outside of Italy, two wines from Delicata winery took home gold medals at the 2014 International Oenological Competition Emoizioni dal Mondo Merlot e Cabernet Insieme in Bergamo.Read more »
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Things are going slow but steady in British Columbia. The region's agricultural body, the British Columbia Fruit Growers' Association, analyzed the region's vineyards and grape production in their Winter 2014-2015 edition of British Columbia Fruit Gr...Read more »
This past Friday The Record (Canada) reporter Gord Stimmell waded through the sea of vocabulary which has dominated wine-critic speak for the past few decades, noting a change in the language used to describe wines. The shift, he said, has gone from st...Read more »
|Varietal:||Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon|
Nuanced on the nose with hints of dried flowers and herbs creeping from the glass followed by a lovely spice notes, more violet accents, a hint of rosemary and black currant fruit. A bit round and fruity on entry then this quickly gains focus in the mo...
|Winery:||Clos Du Val|
|Region:||USA » California » Napa|
Dark blackberry and cedar aromas with more than a hint of dark ripe black cherry and earthy herbal eucalyptus notes. Flavors are much brighter and focussed, with ripe cherry, raspberry, plum and licorice. Finishes with a touch of dark chocolate and a d...
|Winery:||Château Les Ormes De Pez|
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Saint-Estèphe|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Franc , Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon|
Süsser schwarzer Frucht may well describe the nose,but I would say that sweet red fruit is equally present. The entry is very St. Estèphe, however, with medicinal herb, earth and cranberry (acid). This wine is typical for the region in my experience w...
|Winery:||Emmolo Wine Company|
|Region:||USA » California » Napa » Rutherford|
Another one from lunch at Marcello's. The Winemaker's notes on Wine.com seem spot on to me. 'This well-balanced and darkly colored wine evokes the scents of saddle leather, coffee and plum, with traces of smokiness amidst its rich fruit. A smooth entry...
|Winery:||McManis Family Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » California|
Herbal and lightly fresh aromas of poppy seed, basil, black pepper and cherry. Bright and cheerful and full of ripe cherry syrup, cream, raspberry preserves, licorice and cinnamon. The finish is lengthy and powerful, giving you a good reason to remembe...
|Region:||Italy » Lazio|
Al naso rivela profumi delicatamente speziati con note di rabarbaro. Un vino dal colore viola-prugna profondo. Un vino complesso che ben si sposa alla barrique. Un vino che spicca per i suoi morbidi tannini che equilibriano il suo elevato grado alcolic...
|Winery:||L'Ecole No 41|
|Region:||USA » Washington » Columbia Valley » Walla Walla County » Walla Walla Valley|
Now bear in mind, I decanted this bottle for about an hour before tasting. The color is a lighter ruby, with just the faintest hint of auburn along the edges. The nose is a combination of sweet ripe fruit, blackberry, plum and a hint of raisin, along...
|Region:||Spain » Castilla y León » Toro|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot , Mourvèdre , Tempranillo|
Great with cheese. Full and rich with blackberry fruit.
|Winery:||Château Lacombe Noaillac|
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Médoc|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot , Cabernet Franc , Petit Verdot|
Rich and delicious--this wine is one of the best I have had in a while.
|Region:||USA » California » Yolo County » Clarksburg|
I liked it more than some of the other reviews on this site. Young and snappy, showing multiple fruit notes and soft, rounded tannins. 93pts (because of the price -$9.00!)
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Deep purple opaque in color. Moderate nose suggesting blueberry. Fairly fruity on entry. Blueberry is there, but also a jammy suggestion. Some spiciness at the back of the palatesomething like cinnamon or clove. Then, again, it almost like chocolate. Moderately tannicwhich was a bit of a surprise to meand good acid. Read More
OT, I went fairly deep considering this was my first order placed with Bedrock ... ... Rhone rose made from Merlot and Syrah. Subtle nose of strawberry and red cherry. On the palate is more strawberry, bing cherry, cranberry, a bit of green melon, lively acidity and a medium finish. Great QP Read More
Today I received the e-mail solicitation from Under the Wire. I was in ... Line, Two Vineyards -- 70% Merlot/30% Syrah. The way I read the back label, the Merlot was sourced from the Mounts Bench Vienyard in Dry Creek Valley and the Syrah was from the Rockin' R Ranch in the Ukiah Valley. (13.5% ABV) So, between the information overload, and... Read More
Thanks for your comments!@DMCKER: How I ended in China is a long story. But to ... http://www.bagnoudvins.ch- Merlot Tyné and Malvoisie Flétrie by Rouvinez. This is one of the main company in Valais. The page about these two wines are in English: http://www.rouvinez.com/en/vins/vins-rouges/merlot-tyne-6-1068 and http://www.rouvinez.com/en/vins... Read More
WD - I have a 2013 Duckhorn Decoy Sauvignon Blanc in the fridge, but this ... ... the 2011 Bordeaux Superieur Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Domain de Courteillac. My late lunch was the hanger steak after a few servings of this delicious brea Read More
Explosive cherry and blackberry aromas. Ripe black cherry and cinnamon spice on ... excellent expression of the Merlot grap Read More
Hi everyone! Let me introduce myself briefly. I come from Valais (the viticole area in the South of Switzerland), but I'm currently studying cinematography in China. I had to make a documentary as a homework assignment so I decided to develop the subject of "Heroic Viticulture" (mountain viticulture) from Valais.I've just uploaded my work online... Read More
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I'm not a big merlot fan, but when I tasted Distant Bay Merlot 2004, I changed my mind! This is an incredibly good wine. I savored the bottle for weeks because I can't buy it locally
Sep 8, 2011
best tasting Merlot ever! I would buy it again!
Mar 30, 2011
When I got cancer my treatment made any alcholol taste like metal. So, for eighteen years I stopped drinking and enjoying a drink with family & friends. Then I started experimenting with different wines. Finally found a Merlo with a smoothness I enjoyed. But, with a price of $12. When we went to Trader Joes and they suggested we try Chas. ...
Mar 9, 2011
i have a bottle of 2000 casella peronal selection merlot, is this wine OK to give as a gift
Mar 7, 2011
Thick and smooth. Dark as ruby. Tastes like heaven... Merlot.
Mar 7, 2011
Has anyone ever heard of this wine..I took this off the label Curioso Garcia, De Chile Merlot San Alfornso Estate Maipo Valley Chile Would love to purchase this in the states, not really concerned with the year
Feb 9, 2011
My husband and I had a bottle of Cesari Due Torri 2005 and it was one of the best wines we have ever had, but can't find it anywhere. Do they still bottle it ?
Jul 21, 2010
An economical surprise, I happened on Red Diamond 2007 Merlot, and tried it because it was from Washington State, which I had recently visited and enjoyed the wines from the region. Yummy plummy and cherry roundness on my tongue!
Jun 22, 2010
Does anyone know anything about Dealu Mare Romania Merlot 2002
May 10, 2010
I hv a Bin 888 cabernet merlet 2004, It is still seal packed. I just wanted to know whether this is consumable now.
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