Top Merlot Wine

My wine reviews include Merlot wines with high scores for their superb quality and taste, and their prices often reflect this as they tend to be more expensive. These Merlot wines achieve a score of 90 points or higher out of 100 and are often the wines that have the greatest aging ability and are therefore great Merlot wines for your cellar. They are also often the top ranked wines on many lists, especially in fine restaurants, with ratings that reflect their craftsmanship. You'll also find my reviews of Merlot wines that are less expensive, but still represent great value. This is just a small set of my wine reviews: when you join my wine community, you can access all of my reviews.

Pago San Gabriel Zubiolo Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2007
D.O., Navarra, Spain
A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot grapes, matured 11 months in new French and Russian oak. Rich and velvet-smooth with generous aromas of fleshy blackberries and black cherries. Absolutely delicious! Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2015  Price: $20.95 Score: 90/100

This Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot was reviewed June 25, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 242438  Check Stock
 

Vineland Estates Winery Elevation Cabernet Merlot 2005
Ontario, Niagara, V.Q.A., Canada
It seems Vineland can do rich reds as well as they do zipy whites. Complex, layered and delicious. Notes of black fruit and mocha. Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2008‐2015  Price: $24.95 Score: 90/100

This Cabernet Merlot was reviewed October 11, 2008 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 88880  Check Stock
 

Shafer Merlot 2005
Napa Valley, California, Usa
A layered and concentrated wine with notes of black plums and spice. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $54.95 Score: 90/100

This Shafer Merlot was reviewed April 26, 2008 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 346262  459 in stock
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Viña Quebrada De Macul Pargua Ii Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenère Syrah Merlot Cabernet Franc  Petit Verdot 2006
Maipo Valley, Chile
Vintages Wine Panel: Pargua is a word from the native Huilliche language that means ‘Full Moon’. The people behind Pargua work intimately with the land, treating it with the utmost respect; the connection to the land goes beyond just rules and certifications issued by independent panels. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Carmenère, 15% Syrah, 10% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this is a vibrant, fruity, delicious wine. This organic wine contains just 31 mg/L of free sulfur. My note: This wine needs no coaxing: its aromas leap out of the glass, with rich notes of blackberry, cassis, mulberry, licorice and a lick of hickory smoke. Full-bodied with a mocha-infused finish. Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenère Syrah Merlot Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot food pairings: beef wellington, gourmet cheeseburgers, sausages, dark chocolate. Alcohol: 15%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $19.95 Score: 90/100

This Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenère Syrah Merlot Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot was reviewed April 11, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 83279  Check Stock
 

CedarCreek Estate Winery CedarCreek Merlot 2008
Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada
Juicy, meaty and savoury with gorgeous layers of tart blackberries and a touch of beetroot and black raspberry. Full-bodied and delicious. Merlot food pairings: grilled pork tenderloin. Alcohol: 14.4%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2014  Price: $19.90 Score: 90/100

This Merlot was reviewed January 3, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 408666  Check Stock
 


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