American Merlot is a popular red wine grape variety that offers a broad spectrum of styles and flavours, shaped by the diversity of climates and soils across the United States. The grape excels in regions such as California and Washington, where it produces wines ranging from medium-bodied and fruit-forward to full-bodied and structured. These wines typically showcase flavours of black cherry, plum, and raspberry, often enriched with notes of cocoa, clove, and vanilla from oak ageing. American Merlot is appreciated for its soft, velvety tannins, making it approachable in its youth but also capable of ageing and mellowing beautifully in the bottle. Whether enjoyed on its own or as a component in Bordeaux-style blends, Merlot offers a versatile, inviting choice for a wide range of wine lovers.