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Tasting Highlights: California

2005 Napa Valley Merlots, a pair of Chardonnays and some refreshing off-beat whites
Posted: August 18, 2008


California Merlots from the 2005 vintage are showing promise, along the lines of the vintage's surprisingly successful Cabernets. Here are four outstanding bottlings, concentrated and structured, reviewed by associate editor Tim Fish.

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