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The Merion Inn
The Merion Inn

Wine List


Please note: Although we update our wine list regularly, the years indicated may change as our wine inventory is restocked. Please inform your server or bartender if you wish to make another selection if the indicated year is unavailable.

White Wine


The wines listed below range from light and fruity to dry and crisp. These are nice summer wines, and complement raw shellfish and mild-flavored fish particularly well.

Gewurtztraminer, Hogue 2008 (Wash. State) $25.00

Pinot Grigio, Alois Lageder 2009(Italy) $29.00

Pinot Grigio, Santa Margherita 2009 (Italy) $45.00

Riesling, Dr. L (Loosen Bros.) 2009 (Germany) fruity (sweet) Riesling $25.00

Riesling, Hogue 2008 (Wash. State) off-dry Riesling $26.00

Pacific Rim Dry Riesling, Bonny Doon 2006/7 (Calif.) dry Riesling $25.00


These wines go well with fish and shellfish and poultry. These wines would also be a good choice if you would like to cut, rather than emphasize, the richness of foods like lobster tail with butter, crab imperial, stuffed lobster, or chicken with a rich, cream-based sauce.

Fume Blanc, Robert Mondavi Winery 2008 (Calif. - Napa) $25.00

Fume Blanc, Ferrari-Carrano 2008 (Calif. - Sonoma) $25.00

Macon-Villages (Chardonnay), Louis Jadot 2008 /9 (France - Burgundy) $27.00

Sancerre, Domaine de la Perriere 2008 (France- Loire) $35.00

Sauvignon Blanc, Clos du Bois 2008 (Calif. - North Coast) $27.00

Sauvignon Blanc, Kim Crawford 2010 (New Zealand - Marlborough) $35.00

Sauvignon Blanc, Mulderbosch 2009 (South Africa) $32.00


Wonderful with salmon, lobster, crab imperial, tuna, swordfish, bluefish, mahi-mahi, mako shark, chicken, and veal, since full-bodied white wines will generally enhance the richness of these dishes. The California chardonnays aged in oak accentuate the smoky flavors of grilled fish and chicken.

Chardonnay, Jordan Winery 2007 (Calif. Russian River Valley) $53.00

Chardonnay, Kendall Jackson (Vintner's Reserve) 2008 (Calif.) $29.00

Chardonnay, Rombauer 2008 (Calif. - Carneros) $50.00

Meursault, Jean St. Honoree 2005 (France - Burgundy) $59.00

Pouilly Fuisse, Louis Latour 2006/8 (France - Burgundy) $37.00

Puligny Montrachet, Joseph Drouhin 2007 (France - Burgundy) $76.00

Red Wine


These are relatively fruity and light. Try these wines with basic preparations of chicken or veal or with meaty grilled fish such as swordfish or mahi-mahi.

Beaujolais-Villages, Georges Du Boeuf 2008 (France-Beaujolais) $25.00

Cotes du Rhone- "Parallele 45" Jaboulet 2007 (France-Rhone) $27.00


Excellent with veal, grilled pork chops or pork tenderloin, or grilled steak fish such as tuna or swordfish (if a red rather than a white wine is desired).

Chinati Ruffino Selvepiana 2008 (Italy ) $29.00

Chinati Classico - Riserva Ducale (Tan Label), Ruffino 2006 (Italy-Tuscany) $46.00

Merlot, Columbia Crest 2006 (Wash. St. - Columbia Valley) $24.00

Merlot, Grgich Hills Estate 2005 (Calif - Napa) $59.00

Pinot Noir, Castel Rock 2009 (California) $25.00

Pinot Noir Acacia 2007 (Calif. - Carneros) $44.00


These wines will stand up nicely to grilled steaks, grilled lamb chops or leg of lamb, and other rich, intensely flavored dishes.

Amarone - Capitel de’Roari Righetti 2006 Reserve (Italy - Valpolicella) $58.00

Escudo Rojo (Cabernet blend), Baron Philippe di Rothschild 2008 (Chile- Maipo) $25.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Souverain 2006, (Sonoma, Calif.) $42.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Grgich Hills 2008 (Calif. Napa) $79.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, J. Lohr Estates 2008/9 (Calif. Paso Robles) $33.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Jordan 2006 (Calif. - Alexander Valley) $90.00

The Prisoner (Napa, red wine blend), Orin Swift Cellars $70.00

Chateauneuf - du- Pape, Pere Anselme (France-Rhone) $55.00

Malbec, Pascual Toso 2008 (Argentina) $27.00

Merlot, Arobleda 2006 (Chile) $29.00

Merlot, Franciscan-Oakville Estates 2005/6 (Calif. - Napa) $40.00

Shiraz - Bin 50, Lindemans 2009 (Australia) $20.00

Shiraz, Rosemount Estates 2008 (South Eastern Australia) $20.00

St. Emilion, Barton & Guestier 2007 (France-Bordeaux) $31.00

Promised Land (Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz blend) Wakefield 2006 (So. Australia) $24.00

Zinfandel, Cline 2008 (Calif., Carneros) $23.00

Champagne, Sparkling Wine and Dessert Wine

Great Western Chardonnay Champagne (New York) - 1/2 Bottle $11.00

Prosecco Tosti (Italy) (187 ml) $12.00

Korbel Brut (Calif. - Napa) $30.00

Champagne, Dom Perignon, Moet & Chandon 1999 (France) $250.00

Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin (France) $85.00

Champagne, Nicolas Feuillatte Blue Label Brut (France) $57.00

Bracato Tosti (Italy) (187 ml) $15.00

Nivolo Moscato D’Asti, Chiarlo (Italy) - 1/2 Bottle $24.00

Bonny Doon Vin D’ Glaciere Muscat 2006 (Calif.) - 1/2 Bottle $30.00

Items and pricing subject to change without notice.