Definition of merlot
: a dry red wine made from a widely grown grape originally used in the Bordeaux region of France for blending; also : the grape itself
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Polished and sophisticated, the three varieties range from $79 for the sauvignon blanc to $159 for the merlot.
Taste the 2015 Cabernet Franc, blended with cabernet sauvignon and merlot, 100 percent estate-grown.
The red is heavy on merlot, and includes cabernet sauvignon and syrah.
Our favorite red, the Cheval d’Acier, is a soft, juicy Bordeaux-style blend of merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot, with cola and vanilla flavors.
This one is 91 percent Merlot with Petite Sirah and Syrah mixed in for good measure.
Merlots are tough to peg in one general swoop of a description.
Made of 87 percent merlot, this one was floral and toasty, with notes of black cherry and black licorice.
Merlot-red color accents can be seen throughout the ship, a reference to the grapes in the owner’s vineyard, Montemaggio, in Tuscany.
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Origin and Etymology of merlot
First Known Use: 1926See Words from the same year
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