Merlot (USA)

Merlot is an easy-drinking, soft, and elegant red wine.

New to red wine? Start with Merlot!

Merlot in USA

Miles in the movie "Sideways" did not like Merlot, but many other Americans do, since it is the second most planted grape in USA and it is vinified both blended with Cabernet Sauvignon (called Bordeaux Blend) or 100% Merlot grapes.

Americans love Merlot because it is soft on tannins, fruity and easy to drink with or without food. But, above all, it pairs well with American Cuisine and generally with umami, savory food. It can even pair with fish!