Napa Valley has long been king of the hill when it comes to California Merlot. And with a surprisingly strong roster of releases from the 2002 vintage, that position has become virtually unassailable. Consider, for example, the remarkable debut of Bruce and Robin Ahnfeldt's Merlot Napa Valley 2002.
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