Merlot

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 »

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  • Borne of Fire Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills Columbia Valley Washington 2017

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    Had at Eddie Merlot in Jan 2020 Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Chateau Plagnac Cru Bourgeois Medoc 1994

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for £20 from the website ... cabernet sauvignon and 30% merlot. I started the first bottle last night with my roast chicken supper. There is some blackcurrant,blueberry and plum style fruit with a suggestion of smoke or coffee with soft tannins but because of the age of the wine the structure had started to fad... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Petra Hebo Suvereto 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • El Soleado Chic Martina Merlot Ribera del Jucar 2017

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chateau Civrac Grand Vin Cotes de Bourg 2009

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12.50 from a wine merchant ijn Sussex.Cotes ... Civrac and consists of 40% merlot,35% malbec and 25% cabernet sauvignon. I started it last night with my supper of roast lamb. This is just bursting with blackcurrant,plum and blueberry style fruit with a suggestion of coffee or smoke particularly on the finish a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • La Croix D' Argent Bordeaux France Merlot Blend 2018

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    for a young plain Bordeaux this one exemplifies the blend and region. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Ca' del Bosco Curtefranca Rosso 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Château Croizet Bages Pauillac 1997

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £21 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk. ... 60% cabernet sauvignon,32% merlot and 8% cabernet franc and was aged for 12 months in oak barrels. I started my bottle yesterday evening with my supper of pork chop.I was struck by how fresh and fruity this was[ think blackcurrant,blueberry and blackcherry],n spite... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • C. C. Jentsch the Chase 2015

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    The Chase, which is mostly Merlot, Cab Franc and Cab Sauvignon with some lesser varieties such as Petit Verdot thrown in, is a deep, dark wine of considerable density and extraction for the region. The nose has Kirsch, sweet plum, and raspberry - depending on sniff; entry is viscous, luscious and just off-dry, with almond, vanilla and cassis do... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau Saint-Seurin Haut-Medoc 1997

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £7 from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk. Haut Medoc is an appellation set up in 1936,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the City of Bordeaux itself.Chateau Seurin is a small ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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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

    Comment by 1876472Snoother 1876472 1876472 Snoother 1876472


  • best tasting Merlot ever! I would buy it again!

    Comment by 930758boyertown 930758 boyertown


  • 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. ...

    Comment by 809819thebkkp 809819 thebkkp


  • i have a bottle of 2000 casella peronal selection merlot, is this wine OK to give as a gift

    Comment by 793786helengraham 793786 helengraham


  • Thick and smooth. Dark as ruby. Tastes like heaven... Merlot.

    Comment by 792549Vasilya81 792549 Vasilya81


  • 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

    Comment by 792512Diesel1815 792512 Diesel1815


  • 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 ?

    Comment by 764032rboez2 764032 rboez2


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