California Merlot Alphabetical Listing

These wines were tasted for the California Merlot wine report in the November 30, 2013, issue of Wine Spectator magazine.

Wine Score Release
Price
Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot Alexander Valley 2010 88 $20
Amuse Bouche Napa Valley 2010 88 $225
Ancient Peaks Merlot Paso Robles 2011 88 $17
Anderson's Conn Valley Right Bank Napa Valley 2010 87 $60
Andis Merlot Blend Sierra Foothills Meritage Goedeck-Liu Vineyard 2010 82 $32
Angeline Merlot Sonoma County Reserve 2011 84 $15
Anthem Merlot Mount Veeder 2010 93 $70
Artesa Merlot Sonoma County Elements 2010 81 $18
Atalon Pauline's Cuvée Napa Valley 2010 89 $26
Barnett Merlot Spring Mountain District 2010 92 $55
Barrack Piocho Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara 2010 84 $32
Barrack Brand Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara 2008 84 $42
Behrens Family The Collector Napa Valley 2009 91 $60
Benziger Merlot Sonoma County 2009 88 $19
Beringer Merlot Napa Valley 2010 82 $20
Beringer Merlot Napa Valley 2011 83 $20
Bianchi Merlot Paso Robles Signature Selection 2008 86 $17
Bianchi Merlot Paso Robles Signature Selection 2010 81 $17
Black Box Merlot California 2009 84 $25
Black Stallion Merlot Napa Valley 2010 82 $40
Blackbird Arise Napa Valley 2010 88 $50
Blackbird Illustration Napa Valley 2010 91 $125
Blackstone Merlot California Winemaker's Select 2010 82 $12
Blackstone Winemaker's Select Red Blend California 2010 83 $12
Blankiet Estate Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard Napa Valley 2010 82 $145
Blue Oak Merlot Napa Valley 2008 88 $42
Bogle Merlot California 2010 88 $10
Brian Benson Mr. Mister Paso Robles 2008 93 $45
Buena Vista Merlot Carneros 2010 89 $20
Buena Vista Merlot Carneros 2011 87 $20
Cain Cuvée NV9 Napa Valley NV 83 $30
Cakebread Merlot Napa Valley 2009 78 $54
Cameron Hughes Lot 335 Meritage Oakville 2010 82 $13
Canard The Rescuer Napa Valley 2010 89 $65
Carter Hossfeld Coliseum Napa Valley 2010 94 $75
Carter Merlot Napa Valley Truchard Vineyard 2010 91 $65
Celani Family Tenacious Napa Valley 2010 92 $60
Chappellet Merlot Napa Valley 2010 87 $40
Charles Krug Merlot Napa Valley 2010 89 $24
Château Julien Merlot Monterey 2010 86 $13
Chimney Rock Elevage Stags Leap District 2010 90 $90
Clif Family The Climber Napa Valley 2010 81 $28
Clos Du Val Merlot Napa Valley 2010 88 $35
Clos LaChance Merlot Central Coast 2009 87 $15
Clos LaChance Merlot Central Coast Reserve 2010 88 $28
Coho Merlot Coombsville Michael Black Vineyard 2010 86 $55
Concannon Merlot Livermore Valley Reserve 2009 82 $25
Constant Claret MF Napa Valley 2010 87 $150
Coup de Foudre 37.2 Cuvee Napa Valley 2010 94 $75
Crosby Roamann Merlot Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 2010 83 $45
Darioush Merlot Napa Valley Signature 2010 87 $50
Delectus Merlot Knights Valley 2010 91 $78
Donati Merlot Paicines 2010 80 $25
Doohickey Merlot Carneros 2010 89 $23
Duckhorn Merlot Carneros 2010 86 $70
Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2010 88 $90
Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley 2010 89 $54
Ehlers Estate Merlot St. Helena 2010 88 $45
Envy Merlot Calistoga Estate Reserve 2009 89 $38
Envy Bee Bee's Blend Estate Calistoga 2010 92 $42
Fat Cat Merlot California 2010 80 $10
Fetzer Merlot California Eagle Peak 2010 82 $9
Flanagan Merlot Bennett Valley 2010 92 $65
Flora Springs Merlot Napa Valley Windfall Vineyard 2010 88 $85
Franciscan Merlot Napa Valley 2010 84 $21
Frei Brothers Merlot Dry Creek Valley Reserve 2011 87 $20
Frog's Leap Merlot Rutherford 2010 84 $38
Ghost Pines Merlot Sonoma-Napa Counties Winemaker's Blend 2010 88 $20
Goldschmidt Merlot Alexander Valley Chelsea Goldschmidt 2011 81 $17
Greenwood Ridge Merlot Mendocino Ridge 2009 81 $27
Grgich Hills Merlot Napa Valley 2008 88 $42
Grgich Hills Merlot Napa Valley 2009 82 $42
Groppallo Merlot Yountville 2009 82 $30
Gundlach Bundschu Merlot Sonoma Valley Heritage Selection 2010 87 $65
Gundlach Bundschu Merlot Sonoma Valley 2010 84 $30
Hawkstone Merlot Napa Valley Barney's Heritage Cuvee 2011 87 $29
Hearst Ranch Merlot Paso Robles Pico Creek 2010 84 $30
Hill Family Origin Napa Valley 2010 82 $45
Hill Family The Barrel Blend Napa Valley 2011 84 $28
Honor Highest Honor Napa Valley 2010 88 $75
Hourglass Merlot Napa Valley Blueline Vineyard 2010 94 $75
Huntington Merlot Alexander Valley Cooney Vineyard 2010 88 $25
J. Lohr Cuvée POM Paso Robles 2009 84 $50
Kapcsándy Family Roberta's Reserve State Lane Vineyard Yountville 2010 91 $325
Kendall-Jackson Merlot Sonoma County Vintner's Reserve 2010 90 $19
Kenefick Ranch Merlot Calistoga 2010 87 $50
Kenwood Merlot Sonoma Mountain Jack London Vineyard 2010 83 $25
Kenwood Merlot Sonoma County 2010 86 $14
Kirkland Signature Meritage Napa Valley 2010 87 $11
Kunde Estate Merlot Sonoma Valley Kinneybrook 2009 88 $20
Kunde Estate Merlot Sonoma Valley 2010 87 $22
La Jota Merlot Howell Mountain 2010 87 $70
Lateral Napa Valley 2010 88 $42
Lava Cap Merlot El Dorado 2010 81 $24
Lewis Merlot Napa Valley 2010 93 $75
Longboard Point Break North Coast 2011 88 $24
Luna Merlot North Coast 2010 89 $30
MadoroM Merlot Napa Valley 2008 89 $50
MadoroM Merlot Napa Valley 2009 88 $50
Magistrate Merlot Central Coast 2011 82 $20
Magness Merlot Napa Valley 2010 84 $20
Marilyn Wines Merlot Napa Valley Marilyn Merlot 2010 83 $30
Markham Merlot Napa Valley 2010 88 $25
Markham Merlot Napa Valley Yountville Estate Vineyard 2010 87 $45
Martin Ray Merlot Napa Valley Courtney Benham 2011 87 $20
Martin Ray Merlot Diamond Mountain District Reserve 2009 90 $45
Martin Ray Merlot Napa Valley 2011 83 $20
Martin Ray Merlot Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Reserve 2011 86 $22
Materra Merlot Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 2010 87 $42
MC Wines The Table 5 Napa Valley 2010 84 $45
McManis Merlot California 2011 80 $10
Merryvale Merlot Napa Valley 2010 81 $48
Mike Ditka Merlot California The Player 2010 83 $15
Mike Ditka The Champion Coach's Blend Napa Valley 2010 86 $50
Mill Creek Merlot Alexander Valley 2010 90 $28
Mirassou Merlot California 2011 80 $12
Moone-Tsai Hillside Blend Howell Mountain 2009 93 $85
Moone-Tsai Hillside Blend Howell Mountain 2010 89 $90
Newton Merlot Napa Valley Unfiltered 2010 86 $60
Nickel & Nickel Merlot Napa Valley Suscol Ranch 2010 87 $53
Nitty Gritty Merlot Napa Valley 2011 88 $30
O'Brien Estate Romance Of The Heart Napa Valley 2010 87 $52
O'Brien Estate Merlot Napa Valley 2010 90 $49
Pahlmeyer Merlot Napa Valley 2010 91 $75
Parducci Merlot Mendocino County Small Lot Blend 2010 81 $11
Pat Paulsen Merlot Alexander Valley 2009 86 $22
Peirano Estate Merlot Lodi Six-Clones The Heritage Collection 2010 84 $12
Peju Merlot Napa Valley 2010 89 $35
Peter Franus Merlot Napa Valley 2010 91 $32
PlumpJack Merlot Napa Valley 2010 92 $52
Pope Valley Merlot Napa Valley Eakle Ranch 2010 84 $25
Pride Merlot Sonoma County Vintner Select Cuvée 2010 87 $75
Pride Merlot Napa-Sonoma Counties 2010 80 $58
Pride Claret Reserve Sonoma-Napa Counties 2003 87 $120
Raymond Merlot Napa Valley Reserve Selection 2009 81 $24
Realm The Tempest Napa Valley 2010 92 $75
Ridge Merlot Santa Cruz Mountains Estate 2010 84 $45
Robert Foley Merlot Napa Valley 2010 91 $52
Robert Hall Merlot Paso Robles 2010 87 $18
Robert Mondavi Merlot Napa Valley 2010 85 $21
Rocca Merlot Yountville Grigsby Vineyard 2009 88 $50
Roth Heritage Sonoma County 2010 88 $30
Roth Merlot Alexander Valley 2010 83 $22
Rua Napa Valley 2010 92 $36
Ruston Family Cuvée Mahalia St. Helena 2009 91 $40
Rutherford Hill Barrel Select Napa Valley 2008 87 $25
Rutherford Hill Merlot Napa Valley Reserve 2009 86 $65
Rutherford Hill Merlot Napa Valley 2010 88 $25
Rutherford Hill Merlot Atlas Peak 2010 86 $49
Rutherford Hill Merlot Napa Valley Reserve 2010 86 $65
Rutherford Hill Barrel Select Napa Valley 2010 87 $28
Saddleback Merlot Napa Valley Oakville Estate 2010 83 $38
San Simeon Merlot Paso Robles 2008 87 $25
San Simeon Merlot Paso Robles 2009 81 $25
Seavey Merlot Napa Valley 2010 82 $45
Sebastiani Merlot Alexander Valley 2010 87 $26
Sebastiani Merlot Sonoma County 2010 84 $18
Sequoia Grove Merlot Napa Valley 2010 86 $44
Shafer Merlot Napa Valley 2010 90 $50
Shiloh Road Merlot Sonoma County 2011 80 $17
Shooting Star Merlot Lake County 2010 80 $13
Silverado Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley Mt. George Vineyard 2008 83 $35
Simply Naked Merlot California Unoaked 2011 83 $10
Smashberry Red Central Coast 2011 83 $10
St. Francis Merlot Sonoma Valley Behler 2010 89 $45
St. Supéry Merlot Rutherford 2010 89 $50
Stags' Leap Winery Merlot Napa Valley 2009 84 $32
Stephanie Merlot Napa Valley 2008 89 $40
Storyteller Merlot Sonoma County Once Upon A Dream 2011 82 $25
Stryker Merlot Alexander Valley Estate 2010 88 $45
Summers Merlot Knights Valley Reserve 2010 87 $30
Sutcliffe Merlot Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 2010 81 $25
Switchback Ridge Merlot Napa Valley Peterson Family Vineyard 2010 90 $56
Terlato Merlot Atlas Peak 2010 83 $52
Textbook Merlot Napa Valley Fin de Journée 2010 84 $25
Toad Hollow Merlot Russian River Valley Richard McDowell Vineyard 2009 86 $13
Toasted Head Merlot North Coast Barrel Aged 2010 86 $15
Trefethen Merlot Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 2010 87 $38
Truchard Merlot Carneros 2009 87 $30
Tudal Tractor Shed Red California 2010 82 $12
Vérité La Muse Sonoma County 2009 88 $370
Wattle Creek Merlot Yorkville Highlands 2010 81 $30
Weibel Merlot Mendocino County 2009 86 $17
Whitehall Lane Merlot Napa Valley 2010 89 $28

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