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California Merlot Alphabetical Listing

These wines were tasted for the California Merlot alphabetical listing report in the November 30, 2017, issue of Wine Spectator magazine.


Wine Score Release Price
Amuse Bouche Napa Valley 2014 91 $225
Ancient Peaks Merlot Santa Margarita Ranch 2014 83 $18
Anthem Merlot Mount Veeder 2014 91 $75
Ashes & Diamonds Grand Vin No. 1 Oak Knoll District 2014 88 $95
Ballentine Merlot Napa Valley 2015 89 $35
Barnett Merlot Spring Mountain District 2014 89 $65
Barrack Brand Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara 2013 87 $46
Bernardus Marinus Carmel Valley 2012 86 $75
Black Box Merlot California 2014 81 $25
Blackbird Arise Napa Valley 2014 89 $54
Buena Vista Merlot Sonoma Valley 2014 86 $25
Buena Vista The Count Founder's Red Sonoma County 2014 87 $20
Ca' Momi Merlot Napa Valley 2015 87 $20
Calcareous Lloyd of Calcareous Paso Robles 2013 90 $55
Calluna CVC Calluna Vineyards Cuvée Chalk Hill 2014 89 $33
Carter Hossfeld Coliseum Napa Valley 2014 91 $85
Charles Krug Merlot Napa Valley 2013 89 $25
Chateau Souverain Merlot California 2014 86 $13
Coup de Foudre 37.2 Cuvee Napa Valley 2014 90 $75
Coup de Foudre Le Droitier Right-Bank Blend Napa Valley 2014 91 $150
Decoy Merlot Sonoma County 2015 88 $25
Dry Creek Merlot Dry Creek Valley 2014 88 $26
Duckhorn Merlot Atlas Peak 2014 93 $75
Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Stout Vineyard 2013 94 $98
Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 95 $98
Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley 2014 92 $54
Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Carneros 2014 91 $75
Edna Valley Merlot Central Coast 2015 87 $14
Ehlers Estate Merlot St. Helena 2014 89 $55
Fabio Viviani Fatty Pope Paso Robles 2014 89 $20
Fetzer Merlot California Eagle Peak 2015 85 $10
Ghost Pines Merlot Sonoma-Napa Counties Winemaker's Blend 2014 87 $20
Goldschmidt Merlot Alexander Valley Chelsea Goldschmidt 2015 85 $19
Goldschmidt Fidelity Nick Goldschmidt Crazy Creek Estate Alexander Valley 2015 88 $16
Goyette Meritage Sonoma County 2013 84 $20
Hall Merlot Napa Valley 2014 92 $40
Happy Canyon Vineyards Piocho Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara 2013 90 $32
Havens Bourriquot Napa Valley 2014 82 $55
J. Lohr Merlot Paso Robles Los Osos 2015 84 $15
Jemrose Merlot Bennett Valley Gloria's Gem 2014 92 $50
Jemrose Merlot Bennett Valley Gloria's Gem 2015 89 $60
Jewelry Box Red Blend California 2014 84 $19
Kendall-Jackson Merlot Sonoma County Vintner's Reserve 2014 89 $24
Kirkland Signature Meritage Napa Valley 2015 88 $14
Korbin Kameron Merlot Moon Mountain District 2013 79 $40
Larkmead Firebelle Napa Valley 2014 88 $165
Lewis Merlot Napa Valley 2014 90 $80
Loft Merlot California 2014 83 $25
Longboard Merlot Russian River Valley Dakine Vineyard 2014 88 $32
Maldonado Farm Worker Napa Valley 2013 89 $25
Markham Cellar 1879 Blend Napa Valley 2014 88 $27
Markham Merlot Napa Valley 2015 88 $27
Materra Right Bank Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 2013 90 $50
McManis Merlot California 2015 84 $12
Melka Métisse La Mekerra Vineyard Knights Valley 2007 89 $125
Merryvale Merlot Napa Valley 2015 91 $48
Mill Creek Merlot Alexander Valley 2013 83 $32
Napa Cellars Merlot Napa Valley 2014 89 $24
Oberon Merlot Napa Valley 2015 90 $23
Pahlmeyer Merlot Napa Valley 2014 91 $85
Parducci Merlot Mendocino County Small Lot 2014 88 $13
Pear Valley Merlot Paso Robles Pear Valley Vineyard 2014 88 $25
Pedroncelli Friends Red Sonoma County 2015 84 $12
Peter Franus Merlot Napa Valley 2014 86 $36
Pott La Carte et Le Territoire Young Inglewood Vineyard St. Helena 2014 93 $125
Provenance Merlot Napa Valley Barrel Select 2013 88 $50
Purple Heart Napa Valley 2014 88 $20
Ramey Template Napa Valley 2014 92 $85
Raymond Merlot Rutherford District Collection 2014 87 $75
Red Rock Merlot California Reserve 2015 85 $14
Rendarrio The League Of Shadows Clare Ranch Vineyards Paso Robles 2014 89 $45
Ridge Merlot Santa Cruz Mountains Estate 2014 86 $55
Rocca Merlot Yountville Grigsby Vineyard 2014 90 $55
Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2014 91 $45
Rutherford Hill Merlot Napa Valley 2014 88 $28
Rutherford Ranch Merlot Napa Valley 2014 82 $26
Rutherford Ranch Two Range Red Napa Valley 2014 83 $25
Rutherford Ranch Two Range Red Napa Valley 2015 89 $25
Sbragia Family Merlot Dry Creek Valley Home Ranch 2014 88 $32
Shafer Merlot Napa Valley 2014 84 $55
Shafer TD-9 Napa Valley 2015 92 $60
Smith & Hook Proprietary Red Wine Blend Central Coast 2014 87 $25
St. Francis Claret Sonoma County 2014 89 $22
St. Francis Merlot Sonoma Valley Behler Vineyard Artisan Collection 2014 88 $48
St. Francis Merlot Sonoma Valley 2014 89 $22
St. Supéry Merlot Rutherford 2014 90 $50
Sullivan Merlot Napa Valley James O'Neil 2013 88 $140
Swanson Merlot Napa Valley 2013 88 $32
Switchback Ridge Merlot Napa Valley Peterson Family Vineyard 2014 91 $58
Tangley Oaks Merlot Napa Valley Lot #14 2013 84 $15
Terlato Galaxy Napa-Sonoma Counties 2013 87 $85
Terlato Angels' Peak Napa Valley 2013 84 $50
The Naked Grape Merlot California NV 82 $18
The Prisoner Wine Company Merlot Napa Valley Thorn 2014 87 $45
Toad Hollow Merlot Sonoma County Richard McDowell's Selection 2015 88 $16
Tussock Jumper Merlot California 2014 82 $14
Twomey Merlot Napa Valley 2013 87 $60
Ty Caton Merlot Moon Mountain District Upper Bench 2015 86 $38
Vin Vault Merlot California NV 83 $20
Whitehall Lane Merlot Napa Valley 2014 89 $28

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