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The best 1996s offer plenty of flavor, but their ranks are thin

Issue: October 15, 1999

October 15, 1999 Waiting for Merlot The best 1996s offer plenty of flavor, but their ranks are thin By James Laube With Merlot from California, you get a few great wines but seldom a great vintage. That accounts for the slim pickings when you're searching for that special bottle of wine.

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