California Merlot Alphabetical Listing

These wines were tasted for the California Merlot wines report in the November 30, 2010, issue of Wine Spectator magazine.

Wine Score Release
Price
Alpha Omega Napa Valley 2007 89 $86
Amicus Special Blend Spring Mountain District 2006 83 $40
Amuse Bouche Napa Valley 2008 88 $200
Ancient Peaks Merlot Paso Robles 2007 88 $16
Andesite Mervignon Spring Mountain District 2007 88 $48
Angeline Merlot Russian River Valley 2008 83 $15
Arietta Quartet Napa Valley 2007 86 $50
Artesa Merlot Sonoma-Napa Counties Elements 2006 83 $18
Barnett Merlot Spring Mountain District 2007 83 $48
Beringer Merlot Napa Valley 2007 90 $20
Bevan Cellars Merlot Oakville Showket Vineyard Kal's Cuvée 2007 89 $70
Blackbird Arise Napa Valley 2007 91 $50
Blackbird Illustration Napa Valley 2007 87 $90
Blackbird Paramour Napa Valley 2007 86 $90
Blackstone Merlot Sonoma County Sonoma Reserve 2007 83 $20
Bogle Merlot California 2007 81 $9
Bonterra Merlot Mendocino County 2007 81 $16
Bonterra Red Mendocino County NV 79 $10
Bota Box Merlot California 2009 82 $19
Bravante Merlot Howell Mountain 2007 88 $52
Bravante Trio Napa Valley 2007 87 $52
Buena Vista Merlot Carneros 2005 86 $21
Burgess Merlot Napa Valley 2006 87 $25
Cakebread Merlot Napa Valley 2007 72 $54
Candor Merlot Central Coast Lot 2 NV 79 $20
Carter Merlot Napa Valley Truchard Vineyards 2007 88 $65
Carter Hossfeld Coliseum Napa Valley 2007 93 $75
Castello di Amorosa Merlot Napa Valley 2006 88 $34
Castle Rock Merlot Napa Valley 2007 79 $12
Celani Family Tenacious Napa Valley 2007 91 $60
Cerruti Cellars Tractor Shed Red Napa Valley 2007 83 $14
Chasing Lions Napa Valley 2006 79 $12
Chateau St. Jean Merlot Sonoma County 2007 86 $25
Coho Merlot Napa Valley Michael Black Vineyard 2007 84 $55
Concannon Merlot Livermore Valley Conservancy 2007 78 $14
Coup de Foudre 37.2 Cuvee Napa Valley 2008 92 $75
Crane Brothers Merlot Napa Valley Crane Ranch Vineyard 2006 84 $30
Cycles Gladiator Merlot California 2007 84 $10
Decoy Merlot Napa Valley 2008 84 $25
Decoy Napa Valley 2008 88 $25
Derenoncourt Merlot Napa Valley Stagecoach Vineyard 2006 94 $140
Dry Creek Merlot Dry Creek Valley 2006 88 $19
Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2006 83 $85
Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley 2007 88 $52
Ehlers Estate Merlot St. Helena 2007 91 $45
Emmolo Merlot Napa Valley 2007 87 $30
Emmolo Merlot Napa Valley 2008 84 $30
Envy Bee Bee's Blend Napa Valley 2007 78 $58
Estancia Merlot Central Coast Keyes Canyon Ranches 2008 86 $12
Etude GBR Grace Benoist Ranch Carneros 2007 91 $60
Fetzer Merlot California 2008 82 $9
Fidelity Crazy Creek Estate Alexander Valley 2007 88 $15
Fire Station Red Engine Company 5 Vintage Engine Collection Mendocino County 2007 82 $14
Firestone Merlot California Discoveries 2007 79 $10
Five Rivers Merlot Central Coast 2006 83 $11
Frazier Merlot Napa Valley 2007 88 $40
Geyser Peak Merlot Alexander Valley 2006 85 $18
Goldschmidt Merlot Dry Creek Valley Chelsea Goldschmidt 2008 86 $15
Goldschmidt Merlot Alexander Valley Chelsea Goldschmidt 2008 87 $15
Grgich Hills Merlot Napa Valley 2006 83 $42
Hahn Meritage Central Coast 2007 87 $16
Hahn Merlot Monterey 2007 82 $14
Hall Merlot Napa Valley Napa River Ranch 2007 87 $50
Happy Camper Merlot California 2008 82 $9
Hartwell Merlot Stags Leap District 2007 88 $75
Hawk Crest Merlot California 2005 77 $14
HdV Belle Cousine Hyde Vineyard Napa Valley 2006 89 $60
Hourglass Merlot Napa Valley Blueline Vineyard 2007 89 $75
Kapcsándy Family Roberta's Reserve State Lane Vineyard Yountville 2007 91 $225
Keenan Merlot Napa Valley 2006 74 $36
Keenan Merlot Spring Mountain District Mailbox Vineyard Reserve 2006 88 $60
Kenefick Ranch Pickett Road Red Napa Valley 2006 90 $55
Kenwood Merlot Sonoma County 2007 80 $16
Kenwood Merlot Sonoma Valley Jack London Vineyard 2007 79 $25
Kokomo Cuvée 4791 Dry Creek Valley 2008 89 $22
Krupp Brothers The Advocate Stagecoach Vineyard Napa Valley 2006 92 $70
Langtry Merlot Lake County Tephra Ridge Vineyard 2006 88 $40
Lewis Merlot Napa Valley 2007 92 $75
Little Black Dress Merlot California 2008 81 $11
Luna Merlot Napa Valley 2006 78 $40
Maddalena Merlot Paso Robles 2006 76 $15
Main Street Merlot Monterey County 2006 79 $10
Marilyn Wines Merlot California Norma Jeane 2009 81 $11
Marilyn Wines Merlot Napa Valley Marilyn Merlot 2008 79 $29
Martin Ray Merlot Napa Valley Courtney Benham 2007 84 $17
Martin Ray Merlot Napa Valley Courtney Benham 2008 86 $20
Materra Merlot Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 2007 86 $48
Merryvale Merlot Napa Valley 2006 86 $39
Merryvale Merlot Napa Valley 2007 80 $48
Mirassou Merlot California 2007 86 $12
Mission Hardware Old Sonoma Red Winemaker's Select Sonoma County 2007 82 $14
Napa Smith Merlot Napa Valley 2007 88 $39
Newton Merlot Napa Valley Unfiltered 2005 86 $60
Newton Merlot Napa Valley Unfiltered 2006 88 $60
Neyers Merlot Napa Valley Neyers Ranch-Conn Valley 2008 87 $35
Nickel & Nickel Merlot Oakville Harris Vineyard 2007 87 $50
Nickel & Nickel Merlot Napa Valley Suscol Ranch 2007 86 $55
Niner Merlot Paso Robles Bootjack Ranch 2007 88 $24
Oak Grove Merlot California Reserve 2008 83 $8
Pahlmeyer Merlot Napa Valley 2007 94 $75
Paloma Merlot Napa Valley 2007 88 $54
Pavilion Crossing Merlot Sonoma County Reserve 2008 82 $14
Pedroncelli Merlot Dry Creek Valley Bench Vineyards 2008 86 $14
Pennywise Merlot California 2008 84 $12
Peter Franus Merlot Napa Valley 2007 90 $30
Picazo Merlot San Francisco Bay 2006 78 $80
PlumpJack Merlot Napa Valley 2007 88 $50
Pride Merlot Sonoma-Napa Counties 2007 94 $56
Pride Claret Reserve Sonoma-Napa Counties 2006 91 $125
Pride Merlot Sonoma County Vintner Select Cuvée 2007 89 $75
Provenance Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2007 90 $65
Provenance Merlot Napa Valley 2007 86 $35
Provenance Merlot Napa Valley Carneros Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard 2007 88 $60
R.H. Phillips Merlot California Night Harvest NV 81 $7
Ravenswood Pickberry Vineyards Sonoma Mountain 2006 79 $60
Raymond Merlot Napa Valley Reserve Selection 2006 84 $23
Realm The Tempest Napa Valley 2007 90 $75
Relativity Merlot Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Jaeger Family Vineyard 2007 84 $19
Robert Foley Merlot Napa Valley 2008 90 $52
Robert Hall Merlot Paso Robles 2007 81 $21
Robert Mondavi Merlot Napa Valley 2007 82 $23
Rocca Merlot Yountville Grigsby Vineyard 2007 90 $45
Roth Merlot Alexander Valley 2008 88 $20
Round Hill Merlot California 2008 82 $8
Sbragia Family Merlot Dry Creek Valley Home Ranch 2008 88 $25
Screw Kappa Napa Merlot Napa Valley 2007 83 $15
Sebastiani Merlot Alexander Valley 2007 90 $24
Sebastiani Merlot Sonoma County 2007 83 $17
Selene Merlot Napa Valley Frediani Vineyard 2007 86 $35
Selene Merlot Napa Valley Frediani Vineyard 2008 92 $35
Shafer Merlot Napa Valley 2007 92 $48
Silverado Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley 2006 85 $32
Smoking Loon Merlot California 2007 79 $9
St. Clement Merlot Napa Valley 2007 89 $28
St. Francis Merlot Sonoma County 2007 87 $22
St. Francis Merlot Sonoma County Wild Oak 2007 82 $38
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot Napa Valley 2006 87 $45
Starmont Merlot Napa Valley 2007 83 $26
Sterling Merlot Central Coast Vintner's Collection 2007 83 $10
Sterling Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2007 83 $55
Stonehedge Merlot Napa Valley Special Vineyard Select Reserve 2007 83 $18
Switchback Ridge Merlot Napa Valley Peterson Family Vineyard 2007 93 $56
Tamber Bey Merlot Yountville Deux Chevaux Vineyard 2007 89 $45
Titus Merlot Napa Valley 2007 89 $32
Trig Point Merlot Alexander Valley Diamond Dust Vineyard 2007 86 $20
Trinchero Merlot Rutherford Chicken Ranch Vineyard 2007 87 $35
Turnbull Merlot Oakville 2007 92 $30
Turnbull Merlot Oakville Fortuna Vineyard 2007 90 $60
Two Angels Merlot Sonoma Valley Angel's Secret Mayacamas Mountains 2007 86 $17
Twomey Merlot Napa Valley 2006 83 $50
V. Sattui Merlot Los Carneros Henry Ranch 2007 86 $29
Vinum Merlot California 2008 82 $12
Violet-Green UltraViolet Alder Springs Vineyard Mendocino 2006 82 $24
Waterstone Merlot Napa Valley 2007 88 $18
White Cottage Merlot Howell Mountain 2007 86 $50
White Oak Merlot Napa Valley 2007 88 $26
Whitehall Lane Merlot Napa Valley 2007 90 $28
Wild Horse Merlot Paso Robles 2007 83 $19

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