Merlot is a dark blue-coloured wine grape variety, that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. The name Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French name for the blackbird, probably a reference to the color of the grape. 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 used in Bordeaux wine, and it is the most widely planted grape in the Bordeaux wine regions.
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  • Tasting at Duckhorn Vineyards

    …, but we ended up tasting nine wines, several of which were in the $90 range. Maybe we got a little extra attention in the wine tasting department, because very few folks were in the tasting room. We chose to sit outside on the deck, so we could get a view of the vineyards that are in a beautiful stage of color change. The heaters on the deck kept…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getawaysin Sauvignon Blanc Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Miller Winery

    … it is made totally dry. The other red is named Hunters Red ($22). This wine is made from the Noiret grape, a hybrid first developed at Cornell. This red wine is dry and slightly reminiscent of Syrah with some black pepper flavor and decent finish. Jason Miller told us he has planted Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, and Merlot at the vineyard. He also plans to make an apple wine and a sparkling rose wine from the hybrid grape Isabella. Miller Winery 23 S. Royal Avenue (rear entrance) Front Royal, 22630 Phone: 540-692-1411 …

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  • Compass Rose Cellars

    … Jaquez 2012 – fortified dessert wine, 50 cases Merlot 2012 – Granite Hill Vineyards, 50 cases Blanc du Bois 2013 – Las Nubes Ranch, 32 cases I was told there is more wine being aged in barrels: Petite Sirah, Petite Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. Food available for purchase are items like a small cheese plate, large cheese & meat plate, hummus…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 2 readers -
  • LCBO Vintages release – November 22, 2014 (WVN 205)

    …, crisp acid and layers of toast, lemon, green apple and chalky minerals. Why buy Champagne for your special toasts when you could buy this wine for half the price? Dry, sparkling wine – $25.95 per bottle South Africa, Stellenbosch – WO Stellenbosch Meerlust Rubicon 2008 Rubicon is an iconic Bordeaux blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet France…

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  • Pearmund Cellars Holiday Specials

    … Vine Chardonnay 2013 Viognier 2013 Petit Manseng 2013 Riesling 2011 Merlot 2012 Cabernet Franc 2013 Cabernet Franc 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Petit Verdot 2011 Ameritage 2012 Ameritage 3) Pearmund Cellars Wine Library for holiday gifts The Pearmund Cellars library is a collection of vintage wines, in very limited quantity. Check them out…

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  • Alan Kerr’s Vintage’s November 22nd Release Notes

    … quite tasty. It oozes aromas of sweet plum, black toffee, sweet cherry and apple skin. It is a Tawny style wine made from a blend of Cabernet and Merlot from the region’s excellent vintage of 2007. It’s chewy on a palate and benefits from the explosion of blueberry fruit, and creamy dark toffee texture. Find this wine 548677 MASI CAMPOLONGO DI TORBE…

    Alan Kerr/ Gang of Pour On Wine- 1 readers -
  • Budget Wine: Mad Housewife Cellars Merlot NV California

    I like to visit the Mad Housewife on occasion just to see what she’s up to. Mad housewives can be entertaining as long as you don’t live with one. And I can understand why she’s mad. Murky aromas of simple black cherry with a soft vanilla background and faint hints of funky earth mark this medium intensity nose. Innocuous but nothing to get riled up about. But take a sip.

    Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts- 4 readers -
  • Hitting the Century Club, in Virginia

    … Viognier Semillon Muscat Giallo Muscat Orange Muscat Canelli Nebbiolo Cabernet Franc Our next stop is Doukenie Winery where we can add: Riesling Tannat Syrah Sangiovese Wow, three wineries and we are 1/5 of the way there. Next we visit our favorite Rhone Ranger, Jordan Harris at Tarara Winery where we can add…

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