Napa is Cabernet country, but the valley also excels with other red Bordeaux grapes, both in blends and as standalone bottlings. Leading the pack in today's selection, Merlot has long been a staple in Napa, where it's the third-most planted variety. Both Merlot and Cabernet take center-stage in these picks, with most of the wines available for $35 or less, making them solid bargains. Get the scores and tasting notes!
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