California Merlot Alphabetical Listing

Issue: November 30, 2009

These wines were tasted for the California Merlot report in the November 30, 2009, issue of Wine Spectator magazine.

Wine Score Price
AHNFELDT
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 88 $45
AMUSE BOUCHE
Napa Valley 2007 91 $200
ANCIENT PEAKS
Merlot Paso Robles 2006 88 $16
ANGELINE
Merlot Russian River Valley 2007 80 $15
AQUINAS
Merlot Napa Valley 2007 82 $15
ARIETTA
Merlot Napa Valley Hudson Vineyards 2006 87 $75
ARTESA
Merlot Sonoma-Napa Counties 2005 85 $24
DAVID ARTHUR
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 88 $60
BANDIT
Merlot California 2007 82 NA
BAREFOOT
Merlot California NV 82 $7
BARNETT
Merlot Spring Mountain District 2006 90 $48
BARRACK
Brand Happy Canyon Vineyards Santa Ynez Valley 2005 86 $40
BEAULIEU VINEYARD
Merlot California Coastal Estates 2006 83 $8
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 82 $15
BERINGER
Merlot Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch Vineyard 2005 93 $75
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 88 $20
BIN 36
Merlot California 2006 85 $18
Merlot California 2005 84 $16
BLACK BOX
Merlot California 2007 81 NA
BLACK STALLION
Merlot Oakville 2005 74 $42
BLACKBIRD
Arise Napa Valley 2006 91 $50
Illustration Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 2006 90 $90
Paramour Napa Valley 2006 90 $90
BOGLE
Merlot California 2006 84 $9
BOHO
Merlot Central Coast 2007 82 NA
BOTA BOX
Merlot California 2006 80 NA
BRAVANTE
Merlot Howell Mountain 2006 88 $42
Trio Howell Mountain 2006 90 $42
BUTTERFIELD STATION
Merlot California 2007 83 $9
CANDOR
Merlot California Lot 1 NV 82 $20
CARREFOUR
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 78 $28
CARTER
Merlot Napa Valley Truchard Vineyards 2006 92 $65
CASTELLO DI AMOROSA
Merlot Napa Valley 2004 82 $34
CELANI FAMILY
Tenacious Napa Valley 2006 93 $60
CHALK HILL
Merlot Chalk Hill 2006 86 $51
CHAPPELLET
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 90 $30
CHATEAU ST. JEAN
Merlot Sonoma County Reserve 2004 85 $90
CHIMNEY ROCK
Elevage Stags Leap District 1999 84 $60
Elevage Stags Leap District 1998 90 $45
COASTLINE
Merlot Paso Robles 2007 83 $10
COHO
Merlot Napa Valley Michael Black Vineyard 2006 93 $65
CONCANNON
Merlot Central Coast Selected Vineyards 2007 84 $10
Merlot Livermore Valley Reserve 2005 78 $25
COUP DE FOUDRE
37.2 Cuvee Napa Valley 2007 89 $75
37.2 Cuvee Napa Valley 2006 91 $75
CUPCAKE
Merlot Central Coast 2007 82 $14
Merlot Central Coast 2006 83 $15
CUVAISON
Merlot Napa Valley Carneros 2006 84 $33
DOMINICAN OAKS
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 82 $17
DUCKHORN
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 87 $52
Merlot Napa Valley Estate Grown 2006 88 $85
EHLERS ESTATE
Merlot St. Helena 2006 89 $45
ERNA SCHEIN
Fat Boy Napa Valley 2006 92 $75
FETZER
Merlot California Valley Oaks 2007 81 $9
FISH EYE
Merlot California 2006 78 NA
FLOCK
Merlot Napa Valley 2007 81 $15
FOG ALLEY
Meritime Central Coast 2005 80 $18
ROBERT FOLEY
Merlot Napa Valley 2007 91 $52
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 91 $52
FOODIES
Merlot California 2005 80 $8
PETER FRANUS
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 85 $35
FREI BROTHERS
Merlot Dry Creek Valley Reserve 2007 86 $20
GALLO FAMILY
Merlot Sonoma County Sonoma 2006 78 $15
GHOST PINES
Merlot Napa-Sonoma Counties Winemaker's Reserve 2006 82 $23
GLORIA FERRER
Merlot Carneros 2006 83 $19
CHELSEA GOLDSCHMIDT
Merlot Alexander Valley 2007 86 $15
Merlot Dry Creek Valley 2007 86 $14
GOLDSCHMIDT
Fidelity Alexander Valley 2006 88 $11
GRAYSON
Merlot California 2007 81 $10
Merlot California Lot 6 2008 83 $10
GRGICH HILLS
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 87 $42
HAHN
Meritage Central Coast 2006 86 $20
HALL
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 84 $28
Merlot Napa Valley Napa River Ranch 2006 89 $50
ROBERT HALL
Merlot Paso Robles 2006 80 $21
HARTWELL
Merlot Stags Leap District 2006 82 $75
HAYMAN & HILL
Merlot Napa Valley Winemakers Collection Reserve Selection 2006 83 $15
HOURGLASS
Merlot Napa Valley Blueline Vineyard 2006 93 $75
JACUZZI
Merlot Carneros Rosso di Sette Fratelli 2006 81 $12
JEKEL
Merlot Arroyo Seco 2006 82 $15
JEMROSE
Gloria's Gem Bennett Valley 2007 85 $65
Merlot Bennett Valley Two Sisters Vineyard 2006 89 $44
JERICHO CANYON
Merlot Napa Valley Don Vincenzo 2006 86 $28
KAPCSÁNDY FAMILY
Roberta's Reserve State Lane Vineyard Napa Valley 2006 88 $195
KENWOOD
Merlot Sonoma County 2006 80 $16
Merlot Sonoma Valley Jack London Vineyard 2006 79 $30
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE
Meritage Master Cask Series III Napa Valley 2006 82 $11
KRUPP BROTHERS
Merlot Napa Valley Stagecoach Vineyard 2005 89 $60
LAIRD FAMILY
Merlot Napa Valley Suscol Ranch 2007 85 $45
LEDGEWOOD CREEK
Merlot Suisun Valley 2007 78 $18
LEDSON
Merlot Sonoma Valley 2005 71 $44
LEWIS
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 93 $75
LONGBOARD
Merlot Russian River Valley Dakine 2007 86 $24
LYETH
Merlot Sonoma County L de Lyeth 2006 85 $11
MADDALENA
Merlot Paso Robles 2005 85 $15
MADRIGAL
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 80 $30
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 86 $30
MAGISTRATE
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 86 $20
MENDIELLE VERTU
Merlot Mendocino County 2006 87 $62
MIDLIFE CRISIS
Merlot Paso Robles 2006 81 $21
MODUS OPERANDI
Antithesis Napa Valley 2007 86 $95
ROBERT MONDAVI
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 88 $23
MONTEVINA
Merlot California 2007 83 $9
MOUNT TAMALPAIS
Merlot Marin County 2006 86 $28
MOUNTAIN VIEW
Merlot Lake County 2007 78 $9
MUTT LYNCH
Merlot Central Coast Merlot Over and Play Dead 2007 84 $14
NEYERS
Merlot Napa Valley Neyers Ranch-Conn Valley 2007 83 $35
NICKEL & NICKEL
Merlot Oakville Harris Vineyard 2006 85 $50
O'BRIEN ESTATE
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 87 $40
Romance of the Heart Napa Valley 2006 90 $50
OBERON
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 71 $20
PAHLMEYER
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 87 $90
PALOMA
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 93 $54
PAVILION CROSSING
Merlot Sonoma County Reserve 2007 79 $14
PEDRONCELLI
Merlot Dry Creek Valley Bench Vineyards 2006 83 $14
PEIRANO ESTATE
Merlot Lodi Six-Clones The Heritage Collection 2007 79 $12
PEJU
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 87 $35
PICAZO
Merlot Livermore Valley 2005 81 $80
PIETRA SANTA
Sacred Stone California NV 77 $10
PLATFORM 9
Merlot California 2007 79 $18
PLUMPJACK
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 91 $50
PRIDE
Claret Reserve Napa-Sonoma Counties 2005 92 $125
Merlot Sonoma County Vintner Select Cuvée 2006 93 $75
PROVENANCE
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 88 $35
Merlot Napa Valley Carneros Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard 2006 88 $60
Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2006 88 $65
RAVENSWOOD
Pickberry Vineyards Sonoma Mountain 2005 68 $50
MARTIN RAY
Merlot Napa Valley 2007 84 $20
REALM
The Tempest Napa Valley 2006 92 $75
REZONJA
Merlot Alexander Valley 2005 77 $24
ROCCA
Merlot Yountville 2006 91 $48
CARLO ROSSI
Merlot California Reserve NV 80 NA
RUTHERFORD RANCH
Merlot Napa Valley 2007 88 $17
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 87 $17
SADDLEBACK
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 79 $36
V. SATTUI
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 79 $25
SBRAGIA FAMILY
Merlot Dry Creek Valley Home Ranch 2006 87 $25
SCHUG
Merlot Carneros Heritage Reserve 2005 83 $35
Merlot Sonoma Valley 2006 78 $28
SEBASTIANI
Merlot Alexander Valley 2006 89 $24
SEVEN ARTISANS
Meritage Suisun Valley 2006 80 $18
SHAFER
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 87 $48
SOUVERAIN
Merlot Alexander Valley 2006 88 $19
ST. FRANCIS
Merlot Sonoma County Wild Oak 2005 88 $35
Red Sonoma County 2006 87 $12
Red Sonoma County 2005 84 $12
STAR LANE
Merlot Santa Ynez Valley 2006 83 $36
STELLA
Red Napa Valley 2006 81 $18
STEPHANIE
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 90 $40
STERLING
Merlot Central Coast Vintner's Collection 2006 85 $14
Merlot Napa Valley Reserve 2006 87 $65
Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms 2006 87 $55
STRETTO
Red Napa Valley 2006 86 $24
STRYKER
Merlot Alexander Valley 2006 89 $27
SWANSON
Merlot Oakville 2006 89 $36
SWITCHBACK RIDGE
Merlot Napa Valley Peterson Family Vineyard 2006 92 $56
TALUS COLLECTION
Merlot Lodi 2006 77 $8
TAMBER BEY
Merlot Yountville Deux Chevaux Vineyard 2006 88 $43
TEIRA
Merlot Dry Creek Valley 2005 86 $35
TERRA SÁVIA
Merlot Mendocino 2005 80 $10
THOMAS HENRY
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 84 $12
TRENTADUE
Merlot Alexander Valley Geyserville Estate 2006 83 $15
TRUCHARD
Merlot Napa Valley Carneros 2006 86 $28
TURNING LEAF
Merlot California Reserve 2007 80 NA
TWOMEY
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 80 $65
VIOLET-GREEN
UltraViolet Alder Springs Vineyard Mendocino 2005 76 $36
WEIBEL
Road i Red Mendocino County NV 77 $10
WHITEHALL LANE
Merlot Napa Valley 2006 89 $28
WINE CUBE
Merlot California 2007 78 NA
X
Merlot Napa Valley 2005 82 $25

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