California Merlot Alphabetical Listing

These wines were tasted for the California Merlot wines report in the November 30, 2011, issue of Wine Spectator magazine.

Wine Score Release
Price
181 Merlot Lodi 2008 81 $13
Alpha Omega Proprietary Red Napa Valley 2008 93 $88
Ancient Peaks Merlot Paso Robles 2008 88 $16
Angeline Merlot Russian River Valley 2009 84 $14
Artesa Merlot Sonoma-Napa Counties Elements 2007 88 $20
Artesa Merlot Napa Valley Reserve 2006 84 $30
Barlow Merlot Napa Valley 2007 84 $35
Barnett Merlot Spring Mountain District 2008 83 $48
Benziger Merlot Sonoma County 2007 81 $19
Beringer Meritage Knights Valley 2008 84 $30
Black Box Merlot California 2008 83 $25
Bogle Merlot California 2008 84 $9
Bolen Merlot Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 2007 87 $60
Bonterra The McNab Mendocino 2006 81 $36
Bravante Merlot Howell Mountain 2008 89 $60
Calluna Merlot Chalk Hill Aux Raynauds 2008 90 $40
Cameron Hughes Merlot Napa Valley Lot 175 2007 84 $12
Carmenet Merlot California Vintner's Collection Reserve 2008 82 $12
Carter Hossfeld Coliseum Napa Valley 2008 83 $75
Carter Merlot Napa Valley Truchard Vineyards 2008 92 $65
Castle Rock Merlot Mendocino County 2008 82 $12
Chester's Anvil Hattori Hanzo Napa Valley 2008 85 $35
Clos Pegase Merlot Napa Valley 2006 88 $25
Concannon Merlot Livermore Valley Conservancy 2008 83 $15
Darioush Merlot Napa Valley Signature 2007 89 $48
Delectus Merlot Napa Valley 2007 90 $50
Derenoncourt Merlot Napa Valley Stagecoach Vineyard 2007 90 $140
Ehlers Estate Merlot St. Helena 2008 83 $45
Envy Bee Bee's Blend Calistoga 2008 89 $48
Et Cetera Merlot Sonoma County 2008 82 $19
Etude GBR Grace Benoist Ranch Carneros 2008 92 $60
Fat Monk Merlot Central Coast 2009 83 $12
Firestone Merlot California Discoveries 2008 83 $10
Flora Springs Merlot Napa Valley 2009 87 $24
Frazier Merlot Napa Valley 2008 89 $42
Frei Brothers Merlot Dry Creek Valley Reserve 2008 88 $20
Frostwatch Merlot Bennett Valley 2007 90 $30
Goldschmidt Merlot Dry Creek Valley Chelsea Goldschmidt 2009 84 $15
Hall Merlot Napa Valley 2007 86 $30
HammerSky Merlot Paso Robles Red Handed 2008 80 $44
HdV Belle Cousine Hyde Vineyard Napa Valley 2007 86 $60
Heron Merlot Mendocino 2009 82 $14
Hourglass Merlot Napa Valley Blueline Vineyard 2008 93 $75
J. Lohr Cuvée POM Paso Robles 2007 88 $45
Jacuzzi Merlot Carneros Estate 2008 81 $16
Jada Strayts Paso Robles 2009 87 $45
Jarvis Merlot Napa Valley 2008 87 $75
Jonata Fenix Santa Ynez Valley 2007 86 $75
Kenefick Ranch Merlot Napa Valley 2007 83 $42
Kenefick Ranch Merlot Napa Valley 2008 83 $42
Kenwood Merlot Sonoma Valley Jack London Vineyard 2008 87 $22
Kenwood Merlot Sonoma County 2008 88 $14
Kimmel Merlot Mendocino 2008 88 $38
Korbin Kameron Merlot Sonoma Mountain 2006 87 $35
Krupp Brothers Merlot Napa Valley Stagecoach Vineyard 2006 92 $60
Krupp Brothers Merlot Napa Valley Stagecoach Vineyard 2007 91 $70
Kunde Estate Merlot Sonoma Valley 2006 88 $18
Lasseter Family Paysage Sonoma Valley 2008 90 $40
Lewis Merlot Napa Valley 2008 92 $75
Longboard Merlot Russian River Valley Dakine Vineyard 2008 87 $25
Lost Angel Merlot California 2009 80 $10
Madrigal Merlot Napa Valley 2008 83 $26
Markham Merlot Napa Valley 2007 90 $21
Martin Ray Merlot Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Reserve 2008 84 $25
Martin Ray Merlot Napa Valley Courtney Benham 2009 85 $18
Martin Ray Merlot Napa Valley 2009 88 $20
Melka Métisse La Mekerra Vineyard Knights Valley 2007 92 $125
Miner Merlot Napa Valley Stagecoach Vineyard 2008 81 $40
Moone-Tsai Merlot Howell Mountain 2008 93 $65
Newton Claret Napa County 2008 89 $25
Neyers Merlot Napa Valley Neyers Ranch-Conn Valley 2009 89 $35
Nickel & Nickel Merlot Oakville Harris Vineyard 2008 88 $50
Nickel & Nickel Merlot Napa Valley Suscol Ranch 2008 81 $50
O'Brien Estate Romance of the Heart Napa Valley 2008 92 $52
O'Brien Estate Merlot Napa Valley 2008 90 $44
Oberon Merlot Napa Valley 2008 88 $22
Pahlmeyer Merlot Napa Valley 2008 91 $75
Pali Wine Co. Highlands Napa Valley 2008 89 $29
Paloma Merlot Spring Mountain District 2008 93 $54
Patel Napa Valley 2008 91 $50
Pedroncelli Merlot Dry Creek Valley Bench Vineyards 2009 83 $14
Pedroncelli Friends Red Sonoma County 2009 85 $10
PlumpJack Merlot Napa Valley 2008 91 $50
Pride Claret Reserve Sonoma-Napa Counties 2007 94 $125
Pride Merlot Sonoma-Napa Counties 2008 88 $56
Provenance Merlot Napa Valley Carneros Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard 2008 82 $45
Realm The Tempest Napa Valley 2008 94 $75
Robert Mondavi Merlot Napa Valley 2008 88 $21
Rocca Merlot Yountville Grigsby Vineyard 2008 91 $45
Rutherford Hill Merlot Napa Valley 2006 89 $25
Rutherford Hill Merlot Napa Valley 2007 88 $25
Rutherford Hill Merlot Napa Valley Reserve 2007 86 $59
Screw Kappa Napa Merlot Napa Valley 2008 81 $12
Seavey Merlot Napa Valley 2008 90 $45
Selene Merlot Napa Valley Frediani Vineyard 2009 89 $35
Seven Daughters Winemaker's Blend Red California NV 82 $15
Shafer Merlot Napa Valley 2008 92 $48
Sineann Merlot California Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard 2008 83 $30
Smoking Loon Merlot California 2009 82 $8
Souverain Merlot Alexander Valley 2007 87 $17
Spellbound Merlot California 2008 86 $15
St. Clement Merlot Napa Valley 2008 88 $28
St. Francis Claret Sonoma County 2007 88 $22
St. Francis Merlot Sonoma County Behler 2008 89 $45
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot Napa Valley 2007 87 $45
Star Lane Merlot Santa Ynez Valley 2007 88 $36
Sullivan Merlot Rutherford 2008 83 $50
Swanson Merlot Oakville 2007 87 $38
Switchback Ridge Merlot Napa Valley Peterson Family Vineyard 2008 92 $56
Tamber Bey Merlot Yountville Deux Chevaux Vineyard 2009 90 $65
Tangley Oaks Merlot Napa Valley Lot # 5 2008 84 $15
Terlato Angels' Peak Napa Valley 2007 88 $48
Terlato Angels' Peak Napa Valley 2008 82 $48
Trentadue Merlot Alexander Valley Block 500 Geyserville Estate 2009 84 $15
Trinchero Merlot Napa Valley Vista Montone Vineyard Daybreak Block 2008 88 $40
Trinchero Merlot Rutherford Chicken Ranch Vineyard 2008 89 $40
White Cottage Merlot Howell Mountain 2008 81 $40
White Cottage Celestia Howell Mountain 2008 88 $125
Whitehall Lane Merlot Napa Valley 2008 89 $28

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