Merlot, a French origination actually means blackbird in the language. It is among the most popular red wines in America and has many features that make it so.

Merlot (http://www.totalwine.com/wine/red-wine/merlot/c/000019) is a fine classic wine even though many people seem to call it an underdog of Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot is the offspring of Magdeleine Noire des Charentes (the mother) and Cabernet Franc (the father) and is still harder to grow than the Cabernet. Here is everything you need to know about this fantastic and inexpensive wine. George Nader believes a rich red Merlot to be essential at every occasion. It pairs well with every dish and hence is perfect when you do not know how the flavor of a dish might be.