“M” grape entries


A vigorous and productive variety that hails from the Bordeaux region of France. Long considered the most important varietal in Bordeaux it is still the most planted varietal there despite the emergence of Cabernet Sauvignon as a more "market friendly" grape. Merlot is productive in many areas of the world. It buds, flowers and ripens early, and takes well to moist soils and cooler climates than many other red wine grapes. Similar in style to the Cabernet, Merlot has a full body, lots of black fruits, and aromas and flavors of chocolate, spices and violets are common. Can have trouble with rot, mildew and coulure.

The best Merlot comes from the right bank of the Gironde river in Bordeaux in the communes of Pomerol and St. Emillon. The clay soils there produce some of the most famous names in wine: Petrus, Ausone, Le Pin. Merlot is also the #1 red grape in California where it became famous for its low tannins and easy-drinking style. Also popular in northern Italy (Friuli, Veneto and Alto Adige), Hungary (where it is known as Médoc Noir) and Chile, though many of the wines from the Colchagua region of Chile are actually Carmenère.

Grape Color


Wines (159)

Château Montaiguillon Montagne-Saint-Emilion 2013 Montagne-Saint-Emilion Red
Vieux Château Champs de Mars - Côtes de Castillon 2010 Côtes de Castillon Red
Crane Creek Cuvee Dry Creek Valley Red
Halfmoon Cellars Winery Merlot United States 2013 United States Red
Scott McLeod Cabernet Sauvignon El Dorado The Pilot Hill Gang 2013 El Dorado Red
Chateau Pavie Bordeaux Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005 Bordeaux Red
Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac 2009 Pauillac Red
Viñas del Antillón Crianza Somontano Red
Chateau pattache Bordeaux 2009 Bordeaux Red
Aurelia Cellars Merlot Sonoma County Select vineyards in various CA Regions 2011 Sonoma County Red
Domaine de Lalande Pomerol Moulin de Pomerol 2003 Pomerol Red
Antucura Calvulcura Merlot Valle de Uco 2005 Valle de Uco Red
Steltzner Vineyards Napa Valley Claret 2007 Napa Valley Red
Villa Pillo Tuscany Cingalino 2008 Tuscany Red
Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2006 Sonoma County Red
Chateau Pipeau Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Bordeaux 2006 Saint-Émilion Red
FISCHER Premium 2003 MERLOT Thermen-Region Red
TOPIARY The Boxwood Winery Virginia Red
Marilyn Merlot 2007 Saint Helena Red
IL PASSO Vigneti Zabù Sicilia IGT 2007 Sicily Red
Matanzas Creek Winery Merlot Bennett Valley Jackson Park 2006 Bennett Valley Red
Hedges Family Estate C.M.S. RED Columbia Valley 2008 Columbia Valley Red
Lava Cap Winery Merlot, from Lava Cap's California Vineyards 2006 California Red
Castello Banfi Montalcino Sant'Antimo Excelsus 2000 Sant'Antimo Red
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Merlot California 2004 California Red
Selene Chesler Meritage Napa Valley 2004 Napa Valley Red
See Ya Later Ranch Okanagan Valley 2006 Ping Okanagan Valley Red
Road 13 Okanagan Valley 2006 Okanagan Valley Red
marquis de chasse Merlot/Cabarnet Bordeaux 2007 Bordeaux Red
Domaine de la Croix Buzet 2000 Buzet Red
Blackstone Winery Merlot Napa Valley 2006 Napa Valley Red
Merryvale Merlot Napa Valley Reserve 2004 Napa Valley Red
Casa Nueva Colchagua Valley 2007 Colchagua Valley Red
Asunto de Vino Merlot 2007 Cachapoal Valley Red
Asunto de Vino Merlot 2007 Cachapoal Valley Red
La Colombaia Valpolicella Ripasso 2005 Veneto Red
Winexpert Vintner's Reserve Chilean Merlot 2008 Maipo Red
Santa Rita Maipo 2005 Reserva Maipo Red
Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley 2004 Napa Valley Red
Chateau La Gatte Bordeaux La Butte 2003 Bordeaux Red
Chateau La Gatte Bordeaux 2003 Bordeaux Red
Chateau Haut-Bellevue Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2005 Haut-Médoc Red
Tenuta di Trinoro Tuscany 2006 Tuscany Red
Grand Estates Merlot Columbia Valley Columbia Crest 2005 Columbia Valley Red
Voyager Estate Cabernet Merlot 2003 Margaret River Red
Petaluma Coonawarra 2004 Coonawarra Red
Sheridan Vineyard Kamiakin Red Cabernet Sauvignon Yakima Valley 2006 Yakima Valley Red
Ramey Wine Cellars Claret Napa Valley 2005 Napa Valley Red
Petaluma Coonawarra 2005 Coonawarra Red
O'Vineyards Cabardes Les Americains 2005 Cabardès Red
Sawyer Cellars Merlot Rutherford 2003 Rutherford Red
Inama Veneto Piu 2005 Veneto Red
Macari Vineyards Merlot North Fork of Long Island bergan road 2002 North Fork of Long Island Red
Brander Merlot Santa Ynez Valley 2004 Santa Ynez Valley Red
Stags' Leap Wine Cellars Merlot Napa Valley 2003 Napa Valley Red
Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Merlot 2005 Colchagua Valley Red
bella sera 2004 Zagarolo Red
Campo al Mare Bolgheri Rosso 2004 Bolgheri Sassicaia Red
Pedestal Columbia Valley Merlot 2004 Columbia Valley Red
Chateau Teyssier Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2003 Saint-Émilion Red
Viña Montes Merlot Colchagua Valley 2006 Colchagua Valley Red
Pinnacle Yadkin Valley Childress NV Yadkin Valley Red
Château Yon-Figeac Saint-Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2005 Saint-Émilion Red
Château YON-FIGEAC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2005 Saint-Émilion Red
Alberto Longo Calcara Vecchia 2004 Puglia Red
Friday Monkey Merlot 2006 Riverina Red
Gundlach Bundschu Merlot Sonoma Valley Rhinefarm Vineyard 2003 Sonoma Valley Red
Gundlach Bundschu Merlot Sonoma Valley Rhinefarm Vineyard 2004 Sonoma Valley Red
Georges Dubouef Bordeaux Les Vins Georges Dubceuf 2005 Bordeaux Red
Wild Horses Merlot California 2004 California Red
Pepperwood Grove Merlot California 2005 California Red
Barefoot Cellars Merlot California 2004 California Red
Queen of Hearts Merlot Santa Barbara County 2003 Santa Barbara County Red
Basel Cellars Estate Winery Merriment Walla Walla Valley 2001 Walla Walla Valley Red
Whitman Cellars Merlot Walla Walla Valley 2003 Walla Walla Valley Red
Dunham Cellars Trutina Red 2003 Walla Walla Valley Red
Darcie Kent Vineyards Merlot Livermore Valley 2002 Livermore Valley Red
Beringer Alluvium Knights Valley 2001 Knights Valley Red
DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Cabernet Blend Red Mountain 1997 Red Mountain Red
Charles Shaw Merlot California 2004 California Red
Château Haut-Brion Graves 1975 Graves Red
Château Palmer Margaux 1998 Margaux Red
Wing Canyon Lolita Merlot Napa Valley Mount Veeder 2003 Mount Veeder Red
Isenhower Cellars Red Paintbrush Columbia Valley 2004 Columbia Valley Red
Isenhower Cellars Wild Thyme Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Columbia Valley Red
Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2004 Olifants River Valley Red
Swedish Hill Vineyard Optimus 2001 Finger Lakes Red
Robert Mondavi Merlot Los Carneros 1999 Los Carneros Red
Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot Alexander Valley 2002 Alexander Valley Red
Gum Bear Limestone Coast Cab/Shiraz/Merlot 2004 Limestone Coast Red
Agate Field La Moisson Yakima Valley Red 2002 Yakima Valley Red
Château Lagrange Saint-Julien 1995 Saint-Julien Red
Château Lagrange Saint-Julien 2003 Saint-Julien Red
Château d'Issan Margaux 2003 Margaux Red
Cain Vineyards Cain Cuvee Napa NV2 NV Napa Valley Red
Lolonis Redwood Valley Merlot 2001 Redwood Valley Red
Beaucanon Napa Valley Meritage Trifecta 2000 Napa Valley Red
Beaucanon Napa Valley Merlot 2001 Napa Valley Red
Woodward Canyon Nelms Road Merlot Columbia Valley 2004 Columbia Valley Red
Trefethen Oak Knoll Estate Merlot 2001 Oak Knoll District Red
Grgich Hills Napa Valley Merlot 2002 Rutherford Red
Lone Canary Red Blend Yakima Valley NV Yakima Valley Red
Château Pont de Brion Bordeaux Rouge Graves 2001 Graves Red
Ehlers Napa Valley Merlot 2002 Napa Valley Red
Ajello Furat Sicilia IGT 2003 Sicily Red
Woodward Canyon Estate Red Walla Walla Valley 2001 Walla Walla Valley Red
Woodward Canyon Merlot Columbia Valley 2001 Columbia Valley Red
Domaine LaDue Merlot Napa Valley 2002 Napa Valley Red
Sheldrake Point Luckystone Red Finger Lakes NV Finger Lakes Red
Huntington California Merlot 2002 California Red
Hedges Cellars Three Vineyards Red 2002 Red Mountain Red
Montage Cellars California Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 California Red
Estancia Alexander Valley Meritage 2001 Alexander Valley Red
Gaja Ca Marcanda Promis Toscana IGT 2002 Maremma Red
Dr. Konstantin Frank Salmon Run Meritage New York 2002 New York Red
Bodega Catena Zapata Alamos Merlot NV Mendoza Red
Newton Claret Napa Valley 2000 Napa Valley Red
Château Meyney St-Estephe Cru Bourgeouis 1999 Saint-Estèphe Red
Groth Merlot Napa Valley 2002 Napa Valley Red
Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2000 Napa Valley Red
Connor Park Merlot Bendigo 2002 Bendigo Red
Château Bonnet Bordeaux Rouge 2001 Bordeaux Red
Gallo of Sonoma Merlot Sonoma County 2002 Sonoma County Red
Morande Rapel Valley Merlot 2004 Rapel Valley Red
Davis Bynum Westside Road Sonoma County Red Table Wine 1996 Sonoma County Red
Merryvale Profile Napa Valley 2001 Napa Valley Red
Geyser Peak Reserve Alexandre Meritage Alexander Valley 2001 Alexander Valley Red
Merryvale Profile Napa Valley 2000 Napa Valley Red
Caldwell Vineyard Rocket Science Napa Valley Red 2002 Mount Veeder Red
Casa Larga Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot New York NV New York Red
Château Croix de Bonnin Lussac-St-Émilion 2000 Lussac-St-Émilion Red
Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estèphe 1999 Saint-Estèphe Red
Château Mazeris Canon Fronsac 2001 Canon Fronsac Red
Château Monbousquet Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 1997 Saint-Émilion Red
Marquis Phillips Sarah's Blend South Eastern Australia 2002 South Eastern Australia Red
Franciscan Merlot Napa Valley Oakville Estate 2002 Napa Valley Red
Francis Coppola Merlot California Diamond Series Blue Label 2002 California Red
Sterling Vineyards Vintners Collection Central Coast Merlot 2002 Central Coast Red
Sebastiani Merlot Sonoma County 1999 Sonoma County Red
Babcock Fathom 2000 Santa Ynez Valley Red
Rodney Strong Merlot Sonoma County 2000 Sonoma County Red
Heron Hill Eclipse Red 2001 Finger Lakes Red
Château Belair St.-Émilion 1990 Saint-Émilion Red
Château Berliquet Saint-Émilion 1996 Saint-Émilion Red
Château de Sales Pomerol 1996 Pomerol Red
Château La Croix Canon Canon Fronsac 1998 Canon Fronsac Red
Château Mazeris Canon Fronsac 2000 Canon Fronsac Red
Château Tayac Côtes de Bourg 2000 Bourg Red
Château de Bellevue Lussac-St-Émilion 2000 Saint-Émilion Red
Château Ferran Pessac Léognan 2000 Pessac Léognan Red
Forest Glen California Merlot 2002 California Red
Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estèphe 1997 Saint-Estèphe Red
Château Lascombes Margaux 1999 Margaux Red
St. Supéry Napa Valley Merlot 2000 Napa Valley Red
Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot 1999 Napa Valley Red
Robert Pecota Winery Merlot Napa Valley Arrowhead Vineyard 2001 Napa Valley Red
Blackstone Winery California Merlot 2001 California Red
Clos du Bois Sonoma County Merlot 2000 Sonoma County Red
Yvon Mau Premius 2000 Bordeaux Red