Although Merlot is grown in many of the world’s wine regions, Washington State in particular has gained a reputation for its grape since the 1980s. Deeply-colored Merlots from Washington are known for supple, New World-style fruit and body, with Old World structure and acidity. Combining richness and restraint, Washington is the state to seek out excellent Merlots at all price points.

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Washington Merlot