California Merlot Alphabetical Listing

Issue: October 23, 2008

These wines were tasted for the California Merlot report in the November 30, 2008, issue of Wine Spectator magazine.

Wine Score Price
AHNFELDT
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 90 $45
 
AMUSE BOUCHE
Napa Valley 2006 92 $200
 
ANGELINE
Merlot Russian River Valley 2006 78 $14
 
BABCOCK
Fathom Santa Ynez Valley 2006 88 $40
 
BAREFOOT
Merlot California NV 80 $7
Merlot Russian River Valley Reserve 2004 83 $18
 
BEAULIEU VINEYARD
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 84 $15
 
BENNETT LANE
Merlot Napa Valley 2004 87 $55
 
BERINGER
Alluvium Red Knights Valley 2005 87 $30
Merlot Napa Valley Single Vineyard Bancroft Ranch Vineyard 2004 88 $75
 
BLACKBIRD
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 2005 90 $80
 
BONTERRA
Merlot Mendocino County 2006 82 $16
Merlot Mendocino County 2005 83 $15
The McNab Mendocino 2004 80 $45
The McNab Mendocino 2003 81 $45
 
BRANDER
Merlot Santa Ynez Valley 2007 79 $20
 
BURGESS
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 88 $26
 
CALIFORNIA'S JEWEL COLLECTION
Merlot Lodi 2004 79 $10
 
CARTER
Merlot Napa Valley Truchard Vineyards 2005 90 $75
 
CARTLIDGE & BROWNE
Merlot California 2005 80 $13
 
CASTLE ROCK
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 84 $12
 
CHAPPELLET
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 91 $32
 
CHÂTEAU JULIEN
Bravura Monterey County 2004 82 $85
 
CHIMNEY ROCK
Elevage Stags Leap District 2005 88 $78
 
COHO
Headwaters Napa Valley 2005 92 $40
Merlot Napa Valley Michael Black Vineyard 2005 86 $65
 
CONCANNON
Merlot Central Coast Selected Vineyards 2006 83 $12
Merlot Central Coast Selected Vineyards 2004 82 $10
 
CORE
Kuyam Thirteen Moons Santa Barbara County 2006 76 $19
 
COUP DE FOUDRE
37.2 Cuvee Napa Valley 2005 92 $75
 
CRANE FAMILY
Merlot Napa Valley Don Raffaele Estate 2005 86 $48
 
CUVAISON
Merlot Napa Valley Carneros 2005 86 $29
 
CYCLES GLADIATOR
Merlot California 2006 84 $10
Merlot Central Coast 2005 68 $10
Merlot Central Coast 2004 76 $10
 
DARIOUSH
Merlot Napa Valley Signature 2005 88 $48
 
DELECTUS
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 90 $50
 
DRY CREEK
Merlot Dry Creek Valley 2005 85 $19
 
DUCKHORN
Howell Mountain 2004 77 $75
Merlot Napa Valley Estate Grown 2005 91 $85
Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2005 86 $85
 
EHLERS ESTATE
Merlot St. Helena 2005 88 $45
 
EMMOLO
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 86 $30
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 74 $30
 
FERRARI-CARANO
Merlot Sonoma County 2005 84 $25
 
FETZER
Merlot California Valley Oaks 2006 83 $9
 
FIVE RIVERS
Merlot Central Coast 2005 80 $10
 
THOMAS FOGARTY
Merlot Santa Cruz Mountains 2004 82 $32
 
ROBERT FOLEY
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 88 $50
 
FRANCIS BERWYN
Merlot Paso Robles 2006 86 $13
 
FRANCISCAN
Magnificat Napa Valley 2004 84 $50
 
GALLO FAMILY VINEYARDS
Merlot Sonoma County Sonoma Reserve 2005 78 $15
 
GARGIULO
Merlot Oakville Money Road Ranch 2005 83 $45
 
GHOST PINES
Merlot Napa-Sonoma Counties Winemaker's Blend 2005 78 $23
 
GIVICH
Merlot Rutherford 2006 77 $50
 
GLORIA FERRER
Merlot Carneros 2005 85 $19
 
CHELSEA GOLDSCHMIDT
Merlot Dry Creek Valley 2006 87 $15
 
GRAYSON
Merlot Paso Robles 2006 72 $10
 
GRGICH HILLS
Merlot Napa Valley 2004 85 $40
 
ERIC GUERRA
Ispiri Alexander Valley 2005 82 $45
 
GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU
Merlot Sonoma Valley Rhinefarm Vineyard 2005 86 $30
Mountain Cuvée Rhinefarm Vineyard Sonoma Valley 2005 87 $24
 
HAHN
Merlot Monterey 2006 86 $14
Merlot Monterey 2005 80 $14
 
HALL
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 88 $28
 
HAPPY CAMPER
Merlot California 2006 82 $9
 
HARTWELL
Merlot Stags Leap District 2005 82 $75
 
HAVENS
Merlot Carneros Reserve 2004 86 $40
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 83 $30
 
HAYMAN & HILL
Merlot Napa Valley Winemakers Collection Reserve Selection 2005 83 $15
 
HERON
Merlot California 2006 78 $13
Merlot California 2005 79 $11
 
HIGHWAY 12
Merlot Sonoma Valley 2005 88 $22
 
HITCHING POST
Merlot Santa Barbara County Alisos Vineyard 2005 70 $25
Merlot Santa Barbara County Westerly Vineyard 2004 85 $25
 
HOPE
Merlot California 2005 84 $13
 
ILONA
Howell Mountain 2002 85 $36
 
JACUZZI
Merlot Sonoma Coast Rosso di Sette Fratelli 2005 86 $16
Merlot Sonoma County Rosso di Sette Fratelli 2004 86 $16
 
JEKEL
Merlot Monterey County 2004 78 $15
 
KAPCSÁNDY FAMILY
Roberta's Reserve State Lane Vineyard Napa Valley 2005 89 $140
 
KEENAN
Merlot Spring Mountain District Mailbox Vineyard Reserve 2004 72 $60
 
KENEFICK RANCH
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 74 $42
 
KATHRYN KENNEDY
Lateral California 2005 84 $40
 
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE
Meritage Master Cask Series III Napa Valley 2005 84 $11
Merlot Napa Valley Master Cask I Series 2005 78 $10
 
KOKOMO
Merlot Dry Creek Valley 2006 83 $28
 
KORBIN KAMERON
Merlot Sonoma Valley 2004 78 $46
 
LARKMEAD
Firebelle Napa Valley 2005 90 $45
 
LAVA ROCK
Napa Valley 2005 86 $15
 
LEAPING HORSE
Merlot Lodi 2004 74 $6
 
LEDGEWOOD CREEK
Merlot Suisun Valley 2006 83 $18
Merlot Suisun Valley 2005 78 $17
PicNique California 2006 84 $10
 
LEONESSE
Merlot Temecula Valley Signature Selection 2004 86 $65
 
LEWIS
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 92 $75
 
LITTLE BLACK DRESS
Merlot California 2006 80 $10
 
LITTLE JONATHAN
Merlot Monterey 2005 83 $16
 
J. LOHR
Merlot Paso Robles Los Osos 2004 80 $15
 
LOLONIS
Merlot Redwood Valley 2005 80 $18
Merlot Redwood Valley 2004 83 $18
 
LONGBOARD
Merlot Russian River Valley Dakine Vineyard 2006 89 $24
 
LUNA
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 86 $40
 
MACROSTIE
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 82 $28
 
MADDALENA
Merlot Paso Robles 2004 85 $15
 
MANDOLIN
Merlot Central Coast 2005 82 $10
 
MARILYN WINES
Merlot Napa Valley Marilyn Merlot 2006 83 $27
 
MCMANIS
Merlot California 2006 78 $10
 
MERRYVALE
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 77 $35
 
MICHEL-SCHLUMBERGER
Merlot Dry Creek Valley 2005 86 $28
 
MIRASSOU
Merlot California 2006 82 $12
 
ROBERT MONDAVI
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 86 $23
 
MOUNTAIN VIEW
Merlot Lake County 2006 70 $9
 
MURPHY-GOODE
Merlot Alexander Valley 2006 84 $20
 
NAPA FAMILY
Merlot Napa Valley Reserve 2004 80 $10
 
NEIMAN
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 90 $80
 
NEYERS
Merlot Napa Valley Neyers Ranch-Conn Valley 2006 82 $33
 
NICHOLSON RANCH
Merlot Sonoma Valley 2005 71 $50
 
NICKEL & NICKEL
Merlot Napa Valley Suscol Ranch 2005 87 $55
Merlot Oakville Harris Vineyard 2005 87 $50
 
O'BRIEN FAMILY
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 90 $35
 
OAK GROVE
Merlot California Reserve 2006 82 $8
 
OBERON
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 83 $20
 
PACIFIC OASIS
Merlot Santa Barbara County 2005 83 $15
 
PAHLMEYER
Jayson Napa Valley 2005 88 $55
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 89 $90
 
PARADIGM
Merlot Oakville 2005 86 $44
 
PASO CREEK
Merlot Paso Robles 2005 79 $18
 
PEDRONCELLI
Merlot Dry Creek Valley Bench Vineyards 2005 80 $14
 
PEJU
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 83 $35
Merlot Napa Valley 2004 82 $35
 
PELLEGRINI
Merlot Alexander Valley Cloverdale Ranch 2005 85 $24
Milestone Sonoma County 2005 82 $45
 
PEPPERWOOD GROVE
Merlot California 2006 82 $8
 
R.H. PHILLIPS
Merlot California Night Harvest 2005 78 $8
 
PICAZO
Merlot Livermore Valley Reserve 2004 79 $80
 
PINE RIDGE
Merlot Napa Valley Crimson Creek 2005 78 $32
 
PRIDE
Merlot Sonoma County Vintner Select Cuvée 2005 91 $75
Merlot Sonoma-Napa Counties 2006 89 $56
Reserve Claret Sonoma-Napa Counties 2004 87 $120
 
PROVENANCE
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 89 $35
Merlot Napa Valley Carneros Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard 2005 87 $60
 
PURSUIT
Campfire Red Napa Valley 2004 87 $45
 
R WINES
Merlot Napa Valley Green Lion 2005 82 $15
 
MARTIN RAY
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 85 $20
 
RED ROCK
Merlot California Reserve 2006 83 $12
 
RED TRUCK
Merlot Central Coast 2006 86 $12
 
RIVERSTAR
Merlot Paso Robles 2004 83 $20
 
ROCCA
Merlot Yountville 2005 91 $45
 
ROUND HILL
Merlot California 2006 81 $8
 
RUTHERFORD GROVE
Merlot Howell Mountain Reserve 2005 85 $50
Merlot Napa Valley Rutherford Bench 2004 87 $28
 
RUTHERFORD RANCH
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 84 $17
 
SAN SIMEON
Merlot Paso Robles 2004 84 $24
 
SBRAGIA FAMILY
Merlot Dry Creek Valley Home Ranch 2005 87 $25
 
SCHUG
Merlot Carneros Heritage Reserve 2004 80 $35
Merlot Sonoma Valley 2005 69 $26
Merlot Sonoma Valley 2004 80 $24
 
SEAVEY
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 88 $38
 
SEBASTIANI
Merlot Alexander Valley 2005 88 $24
Merlot Sonoma County 2005 83 $17
 
SELENE
Merlot Napa Valley Frediani Vineyard 2006 91 $40
 
SHERBROOKE
Merlot Napa Valley Bookster 2005 74 $35
 
SHOESTRING
Merlot Santa Ynez Valley 2004 87 $35
 
SIMI
Merlot Sonoma County 2005 87 $20
 
SMOKING LOON
Merlot California 2006 79 $9
 
SONOMA CREEK
Merlot Dry Creek Valley 2005 82 $13
 
SONOMA CREST
Merlot Sonoma County 2004 78 $10
 
SOURCE-NAPA
Heritage Sites Napa Valley 2004 85 $38
Paramount Select Vines Napa Valley 2004 84 $75
 
SOUVERAIN
Merlot Alexander Valley 2005 82 $19
 
STEELE
Merlot Lake County Stymie Founder's Reserve 2003 87 $45
 
STELTZNER
Merlot Stags Leap District 2006 86 $34
 
STEPHANIE
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 90 $40
 
STEPHEN VINCENT
Merlot California 2006 74 $12
 
STERLING
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 86 $22
Merlot Napa Valley Reserve 2005 82 $65
Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2005 82 $55
Merlot Napa Valley Wildlake Ranch 2005 78 $50
 
STEVENOT
Merlot California 2005 82 $11
 
SULLIVAN
Coeur de Vigne Rutherford 2004 83 $90
 
SUMMERS
Merlot Knights Valley Reserve 2006 87 $30
 
SWANSON
Merlot Oakville 2005 87 $36
 
SWITCHBACK RIDGE
Merlot Napa Valley Peterson Family Vineyard 2005 91 $54
 
SYLVESTER
Merlot Paso Robles Kiara Private Reserve 2006 78 $15
 
TAMBER BEY
Merlot Yountville Two Rivers Vineyard 2005 80 $36
 
THREE SAINTS
Merlot Santa Ynez Valley 2005 84 $20
 
TORTOISE CREEK
Merlot Central Coast 2006 79 $12
 
TREFETHEN
Merlot Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 2004 85 $35
 
TRINCHERO FAMILY
Merlot Monterey County 2004 78 $12
 
TRISTANT
Mirifice Reserve Napa Valley 2006 83 $49
 
TRUCHARD
Merlot Napa Valley Carneros 2005 85 $28
Merlot Napa Valley Carneros 2004 86 $28
 
TURNBULL
Merlot Oakville 2005 88 $35
Merlot Oakville Fortuna Vineyard 2005 91 $50
 
TURNER ROAD
Merlot Central Coast Appellation Series 2004 74 $11
 
TWIN FIN
Merlot California 2005 80 $10
 
TWOMEY
Merlot Napa Valley 2004 81 $65
 
VENGE
Merlot Oakville 2005 88 $46
 
VÉRITÉ
La Muse Sonoma County 2004 87 $150
Le Désir Sonoma County 2004 88 $150
 
VIOLET-GREEN
Cuvée Maggie Alder Springs Vineyard Mendocino 2004 86 $36
UltraViolet Alder Springs Vineyard Mendocino 2004 81 $36
 
WENTE
Merlot Arroyo Seco 2004 81 $12
Merlot Arroyo Seco Sandstone 2005 80 $15
Merlot Livermore Valley Crane Ridge 2005 80 $20
Merlot Livermore Valley Crane Ridge 2004 79 $20
Merlot Livermore Valley Karl Wente The Nth Degree 2005 85 $55
 
WHITE OAK
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 87 $24
 
WHITEHALL LANE
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 89 $28
 
WILD HORSE
Merlot Paso Robles 2006 85 $20
 
WINDY LANE
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 83 $20

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