Definitions

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  • n. A black variety of grape, originally from the Bordeaux region of France
  • n. A dry red wine made from this grape

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And, it's a decent value in $20 local merlot from a cool vintage.

    Wolffer Estate 2006 Reserve Merlot

  • For my next batch, which will be ready in time for holiday gift giving, I'm going to use only merlot from the North Fork of Long Island AVA.

    Our Kitchen

  • The Sherwood House merlot is a wine that doesn't get enough fanfare ... it's a house favorite.

    Our Kitchen

  • Bedell Cellars 1995 Cupola ($N/A) a blend of cabernet and merlot, is that last "wow" wine from the tasting.

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • I wonder what Long Island wineries are thinking deciding that merlot is the grape they're going to stake their reputations on.

    The New York Cork Report:

  • Many in the local wine community maintain that merlot is the variety that matters most here on Long Island, but that isn't what I'm seeing when it comes to the wines they want me to take west with me.

    Rants

  • The rose ($15), a blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot, is satisfying and certainly seasonally appropriate.

    NYC Events

  • I think merlot is the most accomplished variety out there, clearly.

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • And, this is the last year it will be made with merlot from the McCall Vineyard in Cutchogue, so I'm glad we got it.

    New York Cork Club

  • The 314 clone of merlot comes from the St. Emilion region in Bordeaux and this wine, made by Richard Olsen-Harbich at Raphael, was 10% barrel fermented with the remaining 90% done in stainless steel tanks.

    LENNDEVOURS:

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