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Magazine Archives: Oct. 15, 2002

Memorable Merlots

The 1999 vintage shows how admirable this wine can be
James Laube
Issue: October 15, 2002

California Merlot ended its decade of discovery and stardom on a high note. Merlot is often derided because of its meteoric rise in popularity yet lack of substantive wines. The 1999 vintage, however, is nothing to laugh at.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 15, 2002.

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