VIN DE Pays, France- An easy-drinking Merlot, with soft blackberry fruit flavors and a smooth, round finish. Pair with lighter fare such as pizza, pasta, grilled meats and salads.
Redwood Valley, Mendocino, CA- Velvety smooth and ready to drink. Napa, CA- Aromas of juicy blueberry, ripe Bing cherry and vanilla from oak aging compliment the luscious flavors of Bing cherry, blueberry, and creamy vanilla.
| Curbside Pickup offered in the majority of stores Best bang for your buck... Overall it tastes pretty amazing... I have turned into a “high quality” Merlot drinker because I love a wine that I can enjoy casually and transition over to a wine strong enough to carry my meal... The wine starts with fresh dark chocolate note with a hint of tartness that quickly overturns into medium sweet berry fruitiness that switches right back in to an okay vanilla finish that leaves a lingering cocoa notes that need to be satiated with a follow-up sip” Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, WA- Aromas of blackberries and currants give way to ripe fig and black plum flavors, followed by a soft tannin finish.
Napa, CA- Elegant with layered flavors of blackberry, currants, black cherry, and cocoa. Great on its own, this Cabernet is also a very versatile food pairing wine due to its medium-body and structured, fresh finish.
Burgundy, France- A sophisticated Rose made using the Champagne method from Pilot Noir grapes. The bouquet and palate feature cherry and strawberry notes with a dry creamy finish.
California- This Chardonnay has ample tropical fruit and a great structure provided by moderate oak aging. A smooth mouth feel makes this pineapple, guava, and mango laden wine easy drinking and delicious.
| Curbside Pickup offered in the majority of stores “This one is the best ... It did not disappoint... I bought a case of this wine two weeks ago because I love it so much... I once worked for a project known as “INTER” so I had to try this....it was good, and I would buy it again” Simultaneously shunned and adored, it is used in some of the most expensive Bordeaux wines as well as some of the cheapest dollar bottles on the market.
Don't let either reputation scare you away from what this variety has to offer; however, as there are some truly excellent, inexpensive examples for Reverse Wine Snobs to explore. In this listing of the bestMerlotunder$20 we'll highlight our favorites that truly deliver a lot of bang for the buck.
Washington, in particular, might be the sweet spot at the moment in terms of delivering value, in fact Washington Merlot (along with Spanish Garcia) is usually one of our top recommendations when people ask us for the best places to find value. Big and tasty Merlot at almost 50% off, the Donate Family Vineyard The Immigrant.
Merlot wine when consumed in moderate quantities can prove to be beneficial for health. It is endowed with antioxidants and makes the perfect dry wine to go along with a sumptuous main course.
Merlot wine is great for all those health-conscious ladies and gentlemen around, because it only offers 98 calories per glass (4 ounces). This wine has a ruby gloss with vegetal aromas accompanied by woody and fruity fragrances.
The smooth tannins and full-bodied texture that the Australian Merlot owns, makes it a must-have in everybody’s wine collection. Best Paired With : Beef satay, Peking-style duck, spare ribs, barbecue sauce, and California salad.
This Californian Merlot, produced by the Forest Glen Winery, consists of 13.5% alcohol. With a cherry-red tinge, the olfactory sense is treated by the scents of spice, wood, fruits, and emphysema.
A wine with celestial flavors, making up to be the perfect dessert is Napa Merlot 2009. It has a polished satiny texture, composed of a precise blend of 6% Sarah, 1% Petite Vermont, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The flavors of brown sugar with cherry pie and crème brûlée carry you to a different world. To put the cherry on the cake, they have added sweet berries and boysenberry to the ingredients of the appetizing wine.
Best Paired With: Meatloaf, spicy rice dishes, seared salmon, crispy duck pancakes, and roasted turkey. Best served between 15 °C to 16 °C, this wine treats the olfactory senses with aromas of spices, fruits, wood, and smooth tannins.
The smooth tannins and aromas of fruits, spices, and emphysema make this wine delectable. The flavors of toasted vanilla, rich plum, chocolate, spice, berries, and cedar notes make it an ethereal formula.
On sipping the wine, it caresses the palate with Francoise and remains on the mouth for a long time. Best Paired With: Cheese dishes, pasta, roasted turkey, any fish meat, and oysters.
Washington wine tends to fly under the radar of the average wine lover, but the state is doing some exciting things with both red and white varieties. We've recently been extremely impressed with Male and Sarah on the red side as well as white varieties like Pilot Gris and Chardonnay.
Columbia Valley covers 99% of the vineyard area in the state of Washington and offers a fascinating study in what wine geeks like to call “terror”. Terror is a French term associated with wine that means a “sense of place”.
These conditions can include climate, soil type, and even unique plant characteristics. In the Columbia Valley the terror includes conditions like 300 days of sunshine a year and a desert-like annual rainfall of just 6–10 inches.
The area also boasts a 40 degree diurnal shift, which is the difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures. Large differences in daytime and nighttime temperatures are wonderful for growing grapes.
Columbia Valley also has extremely unique soil types caused by the Missoula Floods during the Ice Age 20,000 years ago. These soils allow vines to thrive and also impart unique mineral characteristics to the grapes.