Featured Varietal


Merlot is currently the second-most popular red grape variety of California and is as wide-ranging as the state’s many regions and producers. It can range from lower-priced, simple versions all the way to expensive, world-class examples. Merlot is truly red wine people love to love. With supple tannins, rich, red fruits, mouth-coating flavors, and a soft, lengthy finish–it is bound to meet most appetites. While styles vary around the world, in addition to classic structural markers, Merlot typically has aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, violets, mint, and chocolate, as well as vanilla and baking spices, due to common new oak usage.

Napa Valley, California
750 ML

True Napa Valley Merlot

2019 lends itself to another winner of a vintage for Napa Valley. This Merlots full-bodied entry with layers of blueberry, spiced boysenberry, and mocha are coupled with well-integrated and supple tannins. Cave aged for 18 months in French oak barrels give way to a round and smooth finish.

750 ML
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An Everyday Wine & Culinary Inspiration

The Culinary Institute of America brings to you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience. This Merlot has spicy black pepper aromas layered between black cherry and cream soda while ripe cherry accents vanilla and allspice, meant to pair with any dinner you have in mind.