Find excellent wines made from the Merlot grape with this archive of articles, stories and reviews from around the world, on Opening a Bottle.
The Wines… In parts of northern Italy, the cultural influences of ancient empires still linger in unexpected...
Tasting Report: Maeli Wines, 2015 and 2016 Vintage
Maeli is heading into its third year of organic conversion; the winery uses some sulfites, but judiciously....
The Wines… Winemaker Elisa Dilavanzo is an up-ender of convention. A native of Rovigo (“the one town...
The Wines… Château Fonroque is a biodynamic and organic estate that makes only two wines each year:...
Castello di Volpaia
The Wines… Castello di Volpaia has the standard Chianti Classico roster of wines: an annata Chianti Classico DOCG,...
First-Taste Guide to Saint-Émilion
Merlot at Its Apex
The Blue Note: Summer’s Most Surprising Red Wine
A Malibu Wine With Shades of Saint-Émilion
A Wine Lover’s Guide to the City of Bordeaux
48 Hours in France's Overlooked Jewel of a City
First-Taste Guide to Pauillac
The Place That Rocket-Launched Cabernet Sauvignon to Worldwide Fame
Subtlety Over Strength at Ehlers Estate
Channeling Pétrus and a Little Bit of the Loire
First-Taste Guide to Margaux
If You're Going to Start Drinking Red Bordeaux, You May As Well Start Here
A Cabernet Sauvignon Skeptic in Napa
In Search of Relevance for America's Favorite Red Wine