9 Distinct California Merlots

Napa and Sonoma counties are in the driver’s seat for quality Merlot with these new reviews

9 Distinct California Merlots
Hestan Vineyards in Napa Valley's eastern hills was founded in 2002 by cookware tycoon Stanley Cheng. (Courtesy of Hestan)
Dec 30, 2019

The best Merlots from California are rich with dark fruit and spice flavors; they can also offer compelling hints of minerality and green herbs. This week’s selection reflect their origins and are illustrative of the diversity that California Merlot can offer.

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