The 90's called to let you know it's OK to drink Merlot again. Seriously. It was dumb that we let a movie influence our drinking habits so thoroughly.
(Pinot Noir would disagree. Pinot Noir still loves that movie.) Also, it's arguable that Merlot today is better than it ever was based on the stubbornness of those that stood beside it in spite of popular opinion. Be the person that brings back flannel shirts and high waisted pants. Drink Merlot.