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California Merlot Alphabetical Listing

These wines were tasted for the California Merlot alphabetical listing report in the Nov. 30, 2016, issue of Wine Spectator magazine.


Wine Score Release Price
Alexander Valley Vineyards Homestead Red Alexander Valley 2014 86 $20
Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot Alexander Valley 2014 88 $20
Amuse Bouche Napa Valley 2013 90 $225
Ancient Peaks Merlot Santa Margarita Ranch 2013 87 $18
Aperture Alexander Valley 2013 90 $40
Bandit Merlot California NV 81 $9
Barnett Merlot Spring Mountain District 2013 91 $65
Behrens Family Front Man Napa Valley 2013 91 $80
Beringer Merlot California Founders' Estate 2013 84 $12
Beringer Merlot Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch Vineyard 2013 91 $80
Beringer Merlot Napa Valley 2014 87 $20
Blackbird Illustration Napa Valley 2013 85 $135
Blue Oak Estate Blend Coombsville 2013 88 $55
Bogle Merlot California 2014 87 $10
Bonterra Merlot Mendocino County 2013 82 $16
Bonterra The McNab McNab Ranch Vineyard Mendocino County 2012 82 $55
Bootleg Napa County 2012 89 $39
Bota Box Merlot California NV 80 $23
Broadside Merlot Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard 2014 86 $18
Cakebread Merlot Napa Valley 2013 88 $54
Cameron Hughes Lot 444 Meritage Napa Valley 2013 81 $19
Cameron Hughes Lot 457 Meritage Napa Valley 2013 86 $18
Carter Hossfeld Coliseum Napa Valley 2013 89 $85
Castle Rock Merlot Central Coast 2013 83 $11
Celani Family Siglo Napa Valley 2014 90 $29
Celani Family Tenacious Napa Valley 2013 90 $70
Chimney Rock Elevage Stags Leap District 2013 87 $96
Cliff Lede High Fidelity Napa Valley 2013 90 $80
Clos Pegase Merlot Napa Valley Carneros Mitsuko's Vineyard 2013 91 $40
Coho C2 Napa Valley 2012 92 $75
Coho Merlot Coombsville Michael Black Vineyard 2012 91 $55
Continuum Novicium Napa Valley 2013 91 $100
Coup de Foudre 37.2 Cuvee Napa Valley 2013 89 $75
Darioush Merlot Napa Valley Signature 2013 88 $58
Decoy Red Wine Sonoma County 2013 87 $25
Decoy Merlot Sonoma County 2014 86 $25
Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2013 92 $95
Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Rector Creek Vineyard 2013 90 $95
Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley 2013 90 $54
Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Carneros 2013 90 $72
Ehlers Estate Merlot St. Helena 2013 84 $55
Elyse Merlot Napa Valley Hossfeld Vineyard 2012 86 $85
Fetzer Merlot California Eagle Peak 2013 83 $10
Fetzer Merlot California Eagle Peak 2014 83 $10
Flanagan Merlot Bennett Valley 2014 90 $85
Folie à Deux Merlot Alexander Valley 2013 87 $20
Franciscan Merlot Napa Valley 2013 83 $23
Frostwatch Merlot Bennett Valley 2013 88 $35
Gnarly Head Merlot California 2013 82 $10
Goldschmidt Merlot Alexander Valley Chelsea Goldschmidt 2014 89 $17
Goldschmidt Merlot Dry Creek Valley Chelsea Goldschmidt 2013 88 $17
Grgich Hills Merlot Napa Valley 2012 87 $43
Guenoc Victorian Claret North Coast 2014 87 $18
Hagafen Merlot Napa Valley 2013 82 $32
Hourglass Merlot Napa Valley Blueline Estate 2014 91 $75
Jemrose Merlot Bennett Valley Gloria's Gem 2013 88 $50
Joel Gott Merlot California 2014 87 $18
Joseph Carr Red Blend Rutherford 2012 89 $40
Josh Cellars Legacy California 2013 87 $16
Judd's Hill Merlot Napa Valley Swig Vineyard 2013 89 $42
Kendall-Jackson Merlot Sonoma County Grand Reserve 2013 88 $26
Kendall-Jackson Merlot Sonoma County Vintner's Reserve 2013 89 $19
Kenefick Ranch Merlot Calistoga 2013 87 $50
Kenwood Merlot Sonoma County 2013 83 $15
Kenwood Merlot Dry Creek Valley Six Ridges 2013 84 $22
Kenwood Merlot Sonoma Valley Kenwood Estate Vineyard 2013 88 $26
Kenwood Merlot Sonoma Mountain Jack London Vineyard 2013 86 $22
Kokomo Cuvée Sonoma County 2014 89 $26
Kuleto Frog Prince Napa County 2013 82 $35
Kunde Estate Merlot Sonoma Valley 2014 88 $22
Larkmead Firebelle Napa Valley 2013 88 $165
Lasseter Family Paysage Sonoma Valley 2012 89 $62
Lewis Merlot Napa Valley 2013 90 $80
Luke Donald LDC Red Napa Valley 2012 81 $42
Markham Merlot Napa Valley 2014 89 $25
Matanzas Creek Merlot Sonoma County 2012 88 $28
Matanzas Creek Merlot Bennett Valley Jackson Park Vineyard 2012 90 $60
Matanzas Creek Merlot Sonoma County 2013 89 $28
Medlock Ames Snakepit Alexander Valley 2013 88 $60
Medlock Ames Merlot Alexander Valley Heritage 2013 90 $50
Miner Merlot Napa Valley Stagecoach Vineyard 2012 87 $40
Napa Cellars Merlot Napa Valley 2013 83 $24
Pahlmeyer Merlot Napa Valley 2013 92 $85
Paloma Merlot Spring Mountain District 2012 89 $57
Paloma Merlot Spring Mountain District 2013 89 $60
Parducci Merlot Mendocino County Small Lot Blend 2013 80 $13
Patel Napa Valley 2013 88 $75
Pedroncelli Merlot Dry Creek Valley Bench Vineyards 2013 83 $16
Pedroncelli Friends Red Sonoma County 2014 84 $12
Peju Merlot Napa Valley 2013 84 $38
Peju Fifty/Fifty Napa Valley 2013 87 $95
Pott La Carte et Le Territoire Young Inglewood Vineyard St. Helena 2013 93 $125
Pride Merlot Napa-Sonoma Counties 2013 89 $60
Pride Claret Reserve Sonoma-Napa Counties 2013 91 $140
Pride Merlot Sonoma County Vintner Select Cuvée 2013 90 $80
Purple Heart Napa Valley 2013 85 $19
Raymond Merlot Napa Valley Reserve Selection 2013 87 $24
Realm The Tempest Napa Valley 2013 90 $85
Ridge Merlot Santa Cruz Mountains Estate 2013 84 $50
Robert Foley Merlot Napa Valley 2013 85 $52
Rocca Merlot Yountville Grigsby Vineyard 2013 87 $55
Rodney Strong Merlot Sonoma County 2013 88 $20
Rombauer Merlot Carneros 2013 90 $35
Rutherford Hill Merlot Napa Valley 2013 88 $30
Rutherford Hill Barrel Select Napa Valley 2013 90 $35
Rutherford Ranch Merlot Napa Valley 2013 88 $19
Sean Minor Nicole Marie Napa Valley 2013 88 $22
Sebastiani Merlot Sonoma County 2013 86 $18
Sebastiani Merlot Alexander Valley 2013 87 $26
Selene Merlot Napa Valley Frediani Vineyard 2013 87 $35
Shafer Merlot Napa Valley 2013 87 $55
Snowden Merlot Napa Valley Lost Vineyard 2013 87 $40
Somerston Stornoway Napa Valley 2013 88 $100
St. Francis Merlot Sonoma Valley Behler Vineyard 2013 87 $45
St. Francis Merlot Sonoma Valley 2013 87 $20
St. Francis Claret Sonoma County 2013 89 $20
St. Francis Merlot Sonoma Valley Reserve 2013 90 $50
St. Supéry Merlot Rutherford 2013 90 $50
Stack House Napa Valley 2013 84 $25
Stonehedge Merlot Napa Valley Grand Reserve 2013 88 $52
Switchback Ridge Merlot Napa Valley Peterson Family Vineyard 2013 87 $58
Tamber Bey Merlot Yountville 2013 86 $75
Terlato Angels' Peak Napa Valley 2012 87 $50
The Federalist Honest Red Blend Mendocino-Napa-Sonoma Counties 2014 83 $18
The Prisoner Wine Company Merlot Napa Valley Thorn 2013 91 $40
Tortoise Creek Merlot Clarksburg The Revivalist 2013 84 $12
Trinchero Merlot Napa Valley Vista Montone Vineyard Daybreak Block 2012 90 $50
Turnbull Merlot Oakville Fortuna Vineyard 2014 91 $85
Venge Merlot Oakville Oakville Estate Vineyard 2013 89 $68
Virage Napa Valley 2012 84 $68
Whitehall Lane Merlot Napa Valley 2013 87 $28
William Hill Merlot Central Coast 2014 87 $17
Wine Cube Merlot California 2014 82 $18
Y Rousseau Merlot Moon Mountain District Pépé Cavedale Vineyard 2013 89 $50
Y3 Taureau Napa Valley 2014 88 $20

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