The Very Best Merlot Wines from California

Bianchi 2011 Signature Selection Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

87

points

Passaggio 2014 Blau Vineyards Merlot (Knights Valley)

California Merlot Knights Valley, US

86

points

Duckhorn 2012 Rector Creek Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

91

points

Work 2004 Reserve Merlot (Sonoma Mountain)

California Merlot Sonoma Mountain, US

85

points

Merriam 2000 Windacre Vineyard Merlot (Russian River Valley)

California Merlot Russian River Valley, US

88

points

Barlow 2009 Unfiltered Merlot (Calistoga)

California Merlot Calistoga, US

87

points

Stomping Ground 2010 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

86

points

Herencia 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Irony 2004 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

85

points

Little Black Dress 2006 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

Cookies & Cream 2010 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

90

points

Wellington 2004 Estate Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

86

points

Napa Family Vineyards 2010 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

84

points

Beringer 2004 Bancroft Ranch Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

85

points

Happy Canyon Vineyard 2007 Barrack Brand Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Merlot Santa Ynez Valley, US

92

points

Stephanie 2008 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Firestone 2008 Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Merlot Santa Ynez Valley, US

88

points

Martin Ray 2010 Reserve Merlot (Oak Knoll District)

California Merlot Oak Knoll District, US

88

points

Grayson 2015 Lot 6 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

84

points

Crane Brothers 2005 Crane Ranch Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Matanzas Creek 2012 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

89

points

Jason-Stephens 2010 Estate Merlot (Santa Clara Valley)

California Merlot Santa Clara Valley, US

89

points

Burrell School Vineyards 2011 Honor Roll Estate Reserve Merlot (Santa Cruz Mountains)

California Merlot Santa Cruz Mountains, US

89

points

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi 2013 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

86

points

Kirkland Signature 2013 Signature Series Merlot (Oakville)

California Merlot Oakville, US

87

points

Barlow 2012 Unfiltered Merlot (Calistoga)

California Merlot Calistoga, US

86

points

Bench 2014 Merlot (Knights Valley)

California Merlot Knights Valley, US

88

points

Vanderbilt 2013 Reserve Merlot (Dry Creek Valley)

California Merlot Dry Creek Valley, US

88

points

Kenwood 2004 Reserve Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

86

points

Franciscan 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Chelsea Goldschmidt 2011 Merlot (Dry Creek Valley)

California Merlot Dry Creek Valley, US

88

points

Peju 2009 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Parcel 41 2011 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Hanaiali'i 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

86

points

Loft 2013 Merlot (Monterey)

California Merlot Monterey, US

86

points

Silverado 2011 Estate Grown Mt. George Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

86

points

Leaping Lizard 2014 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

88

points

Coquerel Family Wine Estates 2009 Merlot (Calistoga)

California Merlot Calistoga, US

86

points

Waterstone 2008 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

82

points

Cerro Prieto 2008 Reserve Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

81

points

Rancho Sisquoc 2007 Flood Family Vineyards Merlot (Santa Barbara County)

California Merlot Santa Barbara County, US

84

points

181 2008 Merlot (Lodi)

California Merlot Lodi, US

84

points

Pomar Junction 2013 Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

86

points

Domino 2013 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

86

points

Kunde 2011 Kinneybrook Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

86

points

Fetzer 2015 Eagle Peak Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

88

points

Decoy 2010 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

85

points

Mirassou 1997 Harvest Reserve Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

90

points

Louis M. Martini 1997 Merlot (Chiles Valley)

California Merlot Chiles Valley, US

90

points

Schug 1997 Heritage Reserve Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

89

points

Brander 2007 Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Merlot Santa Ynez Valley, US

85

points

William Hill Estate 2013 Coastal Collection Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

87

points

Ballentine 2014 Estate Grown Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

92

points

Wellington 2009 Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

88

points

Lyeth 2010 L de Lyeth Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

87

points

Alexander Valley Vineyards 2011 Estate Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

85

points

Nickel & Nickel 2005 Suscol Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Chelsea Goldschmidt 2006 Merlot (Dry Creek Valley)

California Merlot Dry Creek Valley, US

90

points

Ehlers Estate 2013 Merlot (St. Helena)

California Merlot St. Helena, US

90

points

Tedeschi Family 2012 Stargazer Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

83

points

Judd's Hill 2013 Swig Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Ghost Pines 2014 Winemaker's Blend Merlot (Sonoma County-Napa County)

California Merlot Sonoma County-Napa County, US

88

points

Noble Vines 2013 181 Merlot (Lodi)

California Merlot Lodi, US

87

points

Pope Valley Winery 2013 Eakle Ranch Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

87

points

Nickel & Nickel 2010 Harris Vineyard Merlot (Oakville)

California Merlot Oakville, US

95

points

Roark Wine Co. 2015 Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Merlot Santa Ynez Valley, US

91

points

Storyteller 2011 Once Upon a Dream Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

88

points

Cuda Ridge Wines 2010 Merlot (Livermore Valley)

California Merlot Livermore Valley, US

89

points

Brander 2012 Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Merlot Santa Ynez Valley, US

89

points

Buena Vista 2012 Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

84

points

Wente 2005 Crane Ridge Merlot (Livermore Valley)

California Merlot Livermore Valley, US

83

points

Deerfield Ranch 2004 Cuveé Merlot (North Coast)

California Merlot North Coast, US

82

points

Flora Springs 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

89

points

Starmont 2014 Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

90

points

Occasio 2010 Thatcher Bay Vineyard Merlot (Livermore Valley)

California Merlot Livermore Valley, US

89

points

Kendall-Jackson 2009 Grand Reserve Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

92

points

Buena Vista 2005 Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

86

points

Maddalena 2000 Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

85

points

Imagery 1999 Sunny Slope Vineyard Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

85

points

Redwood 2000 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

Grgich Hills 2004 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

83

points

Cartlidge & Browne 2005 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

83

points

Ehlers Estate 2012 Estate Merlot (St. Helena)

California Merlot St. Helena, US

92

points

One Hope 2006 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

Y Rousseau 2009 Cavedale Vineyards Pépé Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

85

points

Mojon's Bench 2004 Estate Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

88

points

Raymond 2007 Reserve Selection Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

87

points

Whitehall Lane 2010 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

86

points

Viansa 2006 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

91

points

Rutherford Hill 2010 Reserve Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

92

points

Thorn 2014 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

86

points

Edna Valley Vineyard 2014 Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

88

points

Parducci 2011 Small Lot Blend Merlot (Mendocino)

California Merlot Mendocino, US

87

points

Silverado 2008 Mt George Vineyard Estate Grown Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

89

points

Clos du Val 2011 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Rosenthal-Malibu Estate 2004 The Devon Vineyard Merlot (Malibu-Newton Canyon)

California Merlot Malibu-Newton Canyon, US

87

points

Rancho Sisquoc 2014 Flood Family Vineyards Merlot (Santa Barbara County)

California Merlot Santa Barbara County, US

91

points

Robert Hall 2013 Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

86

points

Chelsea Goldschmidt 2013 Merlot (Dry Creek Valley)

California Merlot Dry Creek Valley, US

86

points

Grayson 2006 Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

84

points

Donati 2005 Merlot (Paicines)

California Merlot Paicines, US

83

points

Castle Rock 2011 Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

82

points

Kendall-Jackson 2006 Vintner's Reserve Merlot (Sonoma-Napa-Mendocino)

California Merlot Sonoma-Napa-Mendocino, US

87

points

Leaping Horse 2013 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

Adastra 2004 Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

92

points

Bargetto 2009 Regan Vineyards Reserve Merlot (Santa Cruz Mountains)

California Merlot Santa Cruz Mountains, US

88

points

Charles Krug 2008 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Shiloh Road 2011 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

84

points

Ballentine 2012 Estate Grown Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

92

points

Selene 2006 Frediani Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Trig Point 2013 Diamond Dust Vineyard Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

89

points

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 1997 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

93

points

Kenwood 1997 Massara Vineyard Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

92

points

Miner 2004 Stagecoach Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

84

points

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi 2012 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

81

points

Sbragia 2014 Home Ranch Merlot (Dry Creek Valley)

California Merlot Dry Creek Valley, US

91

points

Madorom 2008 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

92

points

CK Mondavi 2011 Wildcreek Canyon Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

83

points

Spellbound 2011 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

83

points

Rippey 2012 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

86

points

Nickel & Nickel 2007 Harris Vineyard Merlot (Oakville)

California Merlot Oakville, US

89

points

Donati 2010 Merlot (Paicines)

California Merlot Paicines, US

84

points

Grayson 2011 Lot 6 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

84

points

Bota Box 2011 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

84

points

Reign 2012 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Avelina 2011 Sands Point Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

88

points

Whitehall Lane 2006 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

92

points

Yates Family Vineyard 2010 Fleur de Veeder Merlot (Mount Veeder)

California Merlot Mount Veeder, US

90

points

Lusso Della Terra 2013 Rose of Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

90

points

Butterfield Station 2010 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

82

points

Darioush 2000 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

91

points

Five Rows 2011 Durant Ranch Vineyards Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

86

points

St. Supéry 2008 Estate Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

86

points

Charles Krug 2006 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Pahlmeyer 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

94

points

Paradise Ridge 2003 Rockpile Vineyard Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

82

points

Buena Vista 2004 Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

82

points

Tahoe Ridge 2004 Merlot (Lodi)

California Merlot Lodi, US

81

points

Fallbrook 2005 Reserve Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

81

points

Trentadue 2009 Block 500 Estate Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

85

points

Kunde 2012 Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

86

points

Lost Angel 2010 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

84

points

Frei Brothers 2011 Reserve Merlot (Dry Creek Valley)

California Merlot Dry Creek Valley, US

84

points

Discoveries 2010 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

84

points

Five Rivers 2011 Merlot (Monterey County)

California Merlot Monterey County, US

84

points

Hunter Ashby 2005 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

85

points

Kenwood 2007 Jack London Vineyard Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

90

points

Mirassou 1998 Harvest Reserve Merlot (Monterey County)

California Merlot Monterey County, US

85

points

Paradise Ridge 1999 Ladi's Vineyard Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

84

points

Rutherford Ranch 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

87

points

Hall 2004 Napa River Ranch Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

86

points

Markham 2012 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

83

points

Talaria 2012 Merlot (Dry Creek Valley)

California Merlot Dry Creek Valley, US

83

points

Michel-Schlumberger 2012 Le Sage Merlot (Dry Creek Valley)

California Merlot Dry Creek Valley, US

83

points

Clos Pegase 2005 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

84

points

Zina Hyde Cunningham 2006 Merlot (Lake County)

California Merlot Lake County, US

85

points

Mallea 2012 Merlot (Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara)

California Merlot Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, US

91

points

Wild Horse 2007 Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

83

points

Peju 2007 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

89

points

Huntington 2010 Cooney Vineyard Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

86

points

Longevity 2005 Merlot (Sierra Foothills)

California Merlot Sierra Foothills, US

80

points

Maddalena 2011 Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

86

points

Esser 2013 Merlot (Monterey County)

California Merlot Monterey County, US

84

points

St. Francis 2012 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

84

points

Bogle 2008 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

87

points

Midnight 2014 Estate Merlot

California Merlot North Coast, US

91

points

Pellegrini 2005 Cloverdale Ranch Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

87

points

Line 39 2009 Merlot (North Coast)

California Merlot North Coast, US

84

points

HammerSky 2008 Red Handed Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

84

points

District 2011 Merlot (Oakville)

California Merlot Oakville, US

86

points

Camp 2015 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

85

points

Whitehall Lane 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Pietra Santa 2004 Merlot (Cienega Valley)

California Merlot Cienega Valley, US

80

points

Truchard 2008 Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

88

points

Sterling 2009 Vintner's Collection Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

85

points

Folie à Deux 2013 Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

90

points

Keenan 2013 Reserve Mailbox Vineyard Merlot (Spring Mountain District)

California Merlot Spring Mountain District, US

87

points

Gundlach Bundschu 2014 Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

93

points

Alexander Valley Vineyards 2008 Estate Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

85

points

Frostwatch 2013 Merlot (Bennett Valley)

California Merlot Bennett Valley, US

90

points

Ledson 1998 Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

93

points

Lambert Bridge 1999 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

92

points

Wente 2004 Crane Ridge Merlot (Livermore Valley)

California Merlot Livermore Valley, US

85

points

Darjean Jones 2012 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

85

points

Hendry 2013 Hendry Block 13 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

85

points

Whitehall Lane 2007 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Pride Mountain 2013 Merlot (Napa County-Sonoma County)

California Merlot Napa County-Sonoma County, US

90

points

Kimmel 2010 Merlot (Mendocino County)

California Merlot Mendocino County, US

87

points

St. Supéry 2009 Estate Merlot (Rutherford)

California Merlot Rutherford, US

86

points

Francis Ford Coppola 2010 Director's Cut Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

86

points

Shafer 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Rombauer 2010 Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

84

points

Ray's Station Vineyards 2003 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

87

points

Geyser Peak 2004 Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

87

points

Grayson 2014 Lot 6 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

87

points

Rabble 2015 Mossfire Ranch Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

87

points

Pope Valley Winery 2010 Eakle Ranch Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

85

points

Kendall-Jackson 2006 Highland Estates Taylor Peak Merlot (Bennett Valley)

California Merlot Bennett Valley, US

92

points

W.S. Keyes 2006 Merlot (Howell Mountain)

California Merlot Howell Mountain, US

91

points

Mendielle Vertu 2007 Proprietary Red Merlot (Mendocino County)

California Merlot Mendocino County, US

85

points

Round Hill 2008 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

Pavillion Crossing 2009 Reserve Merlot (Lodi)

California Merlot Lodi, US

86

points

Swanson 2009 Merlot (Oakville)

California Merlot Oakville, US

88

points

Concannon 2010 Selected Vineyards Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

82

points

Wild Coyote 2009 Prankster Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

82

points

Vino Vargas 2012 Matador Merlot (Mokelumne River)

California Merlot Mokelumne River, US

87

points

Trinchero 2010 Chicken Ranch Vineyard Merlot (Rutherford)

California Merlot Rutherford, US

90

points

Brutocao 2009 Reserve Merlot (Mendocino)

California Merlot Mendocino, US

89

points

McIntyre Vineyards 2011 Kimberly Merlot (Arroyo Seco)

California Merlot Arroyo Seco, US

90

points

Merryvale 2009 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Benziger 2014 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

84

points

Ca' Momi 2015 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

84

points

Barrack 2013 Brand Happy Canyon Vineyard Merlot (Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara)

California Merlot Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, US

93

points

Provenance Vineyards 2000 Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

92

points

SKN 2007 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

86

points

Buena Vista 2006 Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

86

points

Burgess 2007 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

87

points

Duckhorn 2011 Merlot (Atlas Peak)

California Merlot Atlas Peak, US

88

points

Whitehall Lane 2012 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

89

points

Meridian 2005 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

Duckhorn 2004 Estate Grown Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

95

points

Duckhorn 2003 Merlot (Howell Mountain)

California Merlot Howell Mountain, US

94

points

St. Francis 2014 Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

90

points

J. Lohr 2010 Los Osos Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

89

points

Chelsea Goldschmidt 2011 Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

89

points

Sean Minor 2008 4B Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Sebastiani 2008 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

87

points

Sand Point 2013 Merlot (Clarksburg)

California Merlot Clarksburg, US

88

points

Rutherford Hill 2010 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Black Stallion 2010 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Previous 2012 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

St. Francis 2013 Behler Vineyard Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

90

points

Korbin Kameron 2012 Estate Grown Merlot (Moon Mountain District Sonoma County)

California Merlot Moon Mountain District Sonoma County, US

88

points

Coast 2014 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

Keenan 2011 35th Anniversary Reserve Mailbox Vineyard Merlot (Spring Mountain District)

California Merlot Spring Mountain District, US

88

points

Napa Creek 2007 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

82

points

William Hill Estate 2012 Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

88

points

Robert Mondavi 2011 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Merriam 2004 Merlot (Russian River Valley)

California Merlot Russian River Valley, US

84

points

Castillo's Hillside Shire 2014 Merlot (Santa Clara County)

California Merlot Santa Clara County, US

85

points

Ghost Pines 2010 Winemaker's Blend Merlot (Sonoma County-Napa County)

California Merlot Sonoma County-Napa County, US

87

points

Wente 2010 Sandstone Estate Merlot (Livermore Valley)

California Merlot Livermore Valley, US

87

points

Martellotto 2014 La Gioja Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Merlot Santa Ynez Valley, US

87

points

Medlock Ames 2013 Heritage Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

87

points

Pedroncelli 2009 Bench Vineyards Merlot (Dry Creek Valley)

California Merlot Dry Creek Valley, US

86

points

Dry Creek Vineyard 2013 Merlot (Dry Creek Valley)

California Merlot Dry Creek Valley, US

88

points

Magness 2007 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

87

points

Bogle 2009 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

86

points

Marilyn 2011 Norma Jean Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

88

points

McConnell Estates Winery 2007 Wackman Ranch Merlot (Lodi)

California Merlot Lodi, US

88

points

Roche 2011 Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

88

points

Emmolo 2007 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

84

points

San Simeon 2011 Estate Reserve Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

92

points

Merryvale 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

89

points

Marilyn Merlot 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

89

points

Napa Cellars 2013 Classic Collection Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Occasio 2011 Thatcher Bay Vineyard Merlot (Livermore Valley)

California Merlot Livermore Valley, US

91

points

Pride Mountain 2012 Merlot (Napa County-Sonoma County)

California Merlot Napa County-Sonoma County, US

91

points

Brass Tacks 2007 Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

88

points

Ancient Peaks 2011 Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

88

points

Duckhorn 2010 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

89

points

Michel-Schlumberger 2011 Le Sage Merlot (Dry Creek Valley)

California Merlot Dry Creek Valley, US

82

points

Turnbull 2006 Estate Grown Merlot (Oakville)

California Merlot Oakville, US

86

points

Cornerstone 2012 Oakville Station Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Matanzas Creek 2009 Merlot (Bennett Valley)

California Merlot Bennett Valley, US

92

points

Château Julien 2006 Private Reserve Merlot (Monterey County)

California Merlot Monterey County, US

85

points

Tre 2007 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

Emmolo 2009 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

85

points

Robert Mondavi 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Cakebread 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Gnarly Head 2014 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

90

points

Castle Rock 2007 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

85

points

Cycles Gladiator 2007 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

Rancho Sisquoc 2011 Flood Family Vineyards Merlot (Santa Barbara County)

California Merlot Santa Barbara County, US

85

points

Illustrious 2011 Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

87

points

Pennywise 2010 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

Merryvale 2014 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Stargazer Barn 2013 Merlot

California Merlot North Coast, US

87

points

Pride Mountain 2006 Merlot (Sonoma-Napa)

California Merlot Sonoma-Napa, US

93

points

Souverain 2006 Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

87

points

Broken Earth 2010 Estate Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

85

points

Leaping Horse 2015 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

Newlan 1999 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Charles Krug 1999 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Jamieson Canyon 1999 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

San Simeon 2008 Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

84

points

Irony 2012 Merlot (Monterey)

California Merlot Monterey, US

84

points

Lava Cap 2009 Merlot (El Dorado)

California Merlot El Dorado, US

87

points

Oak Grove 2010 Reserve Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

86

points

Toad Hollow 2014 Richard McDowell's Selection Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

84

points

Salexis 2003 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Kendall-Jackson 2007 Grand Reserve Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

90

points

Trentadue 2007 Block 500 Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

90

points

Matanzas Creek 2006 Merlot (Bennett Valley)

California Merlot Bennett Valley, US

90

points

Kenwood 2010 Jack London Vineyard Merlot (Sonoma Mountain)

California Merlot Sonoma Mountain, US

87

points

Tortoise Creek 2014 The Revitalist Merlot (Clarksburg)

California Merlot Clarksburg, US

87

points

Pellet Estate 2014 Pellet Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

93

points

Brave & Maiden 2012 Estate Limited Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Merlot Santa Ynez Valley, US

92

points

Joseph Carr 2012 Merlot (Rutherford)

California Merlot Rutherford, US

92

points

Flora Springs 2012 Windfall Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

92

points

Joseph Cellars 2012 Limited Edition Release Merlot (Oakville)

California Merlot Oakville, US

88

points

Darioush 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

La Jota Vineyard 2013 Merlot (Howell Mountain)

California Merlot Howell Mountain, US

95

points

Brander 2015 Merlot

California Merlot Central Coast, US

88

points

Taft Street 2012 Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

82

points

Marilyn Merlot 2012 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

82

points

Brander 2010 Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Merlot Santa Ynez Valley, US

89

points

Noble Vines 2014 181 Merlot (Lodi)

California Merlot Lodi, US

90

points

Jason-Stephens 2009 Estate Merlot (Santa Clara Valley)

California Merlot Santa Clara Valley, US

86

points

Château Julien 2007 Private Reserve Merlot (Monterey County)

California Merlot Monterey County, US

90

points

Peter Franus 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

86

points

Mt. Brave 2013 Merlot (Mount Veeder)

California Merlot Mount Veeder, US

94

points

Hannah Nicole Vineyards 2009 Merlot (Contra Costa County)

California Merlot Contra Costa County, US

86

points

Brass Tacks 2009 Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

85

points

Napa Cellars 2007 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Duckhorn 2014 Three Palms Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

94

points

Joullian 2013 Merlot (Carmel Valley)

California Merlot Carmel Valley, US

86

points

Pomar Junction 2007 Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

85

points

William Hill Estate 2014 Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

86

points

Ballentine 2010 Pocai Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Dark Horse 2013 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

90

points

Bonterra 2008 Merlot (Mendocino County)

California Merlot Mendocino County, US

86

points

Merriam 2006 Windacre Merlot (Russian River Valley)

California Merlot Russian River Valley, US

86

points

Ty Caton 2012 Caton Vineyard Upper Bench Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

87

points

Firestone 2007 Discoveries Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

83

points

Castle Rock 2007 Merlot (Mendocino County)

California Merlot Mendocino County, US

82

points

Hawkstone 2010 Barney's Heritage Cuvee Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

86

points

Chelsea Goldschmidt 2014 Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

86

points

Firestone 2009 Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Merlot Santa Ynez Valley, US

84

points

Kenwood 2013 Jack London Vineyard Merlot (Sonoma Mountain)

California Merlot Sonoma Mountain, US

86

points

Ca' Momi 2009 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

83

points

Ancient Peaks 2009 Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

82

points

The Magpie 2009 Lot Five Merlot (Bennett Valley)

California Merlot Bennett Valley, US

85

points

Barefoot NV Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

Kenwood 2008 Jack London Vineyard Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

84

points

Terra Valentine 2010 Estate Grown Merlot (Spring Mountain District)

California Merlot Spring Mountain District, US

86

points

Napa Family Vineyards 2004 Reserve Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Martin Ray 2011 Reserve Merlot (Oak Knoll District)

California Merlot Oak Knoll District, US

89

points

Greyscale 2014 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

86

points

Duckhorn 2012 Three Palms Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

93

points

Insatiable 2007 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

Merryvale 2012 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

91

points

Lost Angel 2009 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

Twomey 2006 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

86

points

Monticello Vineyards 2006 Estate Grown Merlot (Oak Knoll District)

California Merlot Oak Knoll District, US

86

points

Grgich Hills 2010 Estate Grown Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

87

points

Mirassou 2006 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

83

points

Bota Box 2006 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

83

points

Concannon 2006 Selected Vineyards Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

83

points

Gundlach Bundschu 2010 Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

90

points

Beaver Creek 2008 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

84

points

Record Family Wines 2010 Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

85

points

Duckhorn 2010 Stout Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

91

points

Silverado 2009 Mt. George Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

La Jota Vineyard 2008 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

92

points

Chateau St. Jean 2007 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

93

points

Robert Hall 2014 Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

86

points

Mount Tamalpais 2006 Merlot (Marin County)

California Merlot Marin County, US

84

points

McManis 2008 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

84

points

Murphy-Goode 2007 Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

88

points

Sean Minor 2006 4B Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

87

points

Trinchero 2005 Chicken Ranch Vineyard Merlot (Rutherford)

California Merlot Rutherford, US

87

points

Pat Paulsen Vineyards 2009 Heritage Selection Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

86

points

Duckhorn 2006 Estate Grown Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

94

points

Robert Mondavi 2009 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

86

points

Peju 2012 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

86

points

Delectus 2012 Merlot (Knights Valley)

California Merlot Knights Valley, US

86

points

Flora Springs 2014 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

87

points

Gen5 2015 Merlot (Clarksburg)

California Merlot Clarksburg, US

86

points

SKN 2008 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

87

points

Wine Spots 2011 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

84

points

Montoya 2010 Merlot (Monterey County)

California Merlot Monterey County, US

84

points

Donati 2012 Merlot (Paicines)

California Merlot Paicines, US

85

points

Maddalena 2004 Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

85

points

Sonoma Creek 2006 Merlot (Dry Creek Valley)

California Merlot Dry Creek Valley, US

84

points

Duckhorn 2013 Rector Creek Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Kenwood 2013 Estate Vineyard Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

88

points

Clos Pegase 2010 Mitsuko's Vineyard Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

86

points

Kirkland Signature 2005 Signature Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

82

points

Wente 2011 Sandstone Merlot (San Francisco Bay-Livermore Valley)

California Merlot San Francisco Bay-Livermore Valley, US

87

points

Gundlach Bundschu 2012 Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

88

points

Keenan 2012 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Fetzer 2012 Eagle Peak Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

88

points

Firestone 2011 Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Merlot Santa Ynez Valley, US

88

points

Keenan 2007 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

92

points

Martin Ray 2009 Merlot (Diamond Mountain District)

California Merlot Diamond Mountain District, US

88

points

Bogle 2014 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

89

points

Dynamite Vineyards 2010 Merlot (North Coast)

California Merlot North Coast, US

86

points

Redwood Creek 2009 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

83

points

Pech Merle 2010 Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

87

points

Tangley Oaks 2010 Lot #11 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

87

points

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi 2010 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

82

points

Platform 9 2010 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

82

points

Gnarly Head 2012 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

84

points

Bota Box 2012 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

84

points

Kunde 2012 Kinneybrook Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

82

points

Garré 2010 Private Reserve Merlot (Livermore Valley)

California Merlot Livermore Valley, US

82

points

Summers 2010 Summers Ranch Reserve Merlot (Knights Valley)

California Merlot Knights Valley, US

88

points

Vino Vargas 2011 Miserere Merlot (Mokelumne River)

California Merlot Mokelumne River, US

88

points

Summers 2008 Summers Ranch Reserve Merlot (Knights Valley)

California Merlot Knights Valley, US

87

points

Yorkville Cellars 2009 Rennie Vineyard Merlot (Yorkville Highlands)

California Merlot Yorkville Highlands, US

86

points

Frostwatch 2005 Merlot (Bennett Valley)

California Merlot Bennett Valley, US

88

points

Westerly 2010 Merlot (Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara)

California Merlot Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, US

92

points

Boeger 2013 Merlot (El Dorado)

California Merlot El Dorado, US

88

points

Duckhorn 2005 Estate Grown Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

94

points

Duckhorn 2005 Three Palms Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

94

points

Keenan 2012 Mailbox Vineyard Reserve Merlot (Spring Mountain District)

California Merlot Spring Mountain District, US

91

points

Matanzas Creek 2004 Merlot (Bennett Valley)

California Merlot Bennett Valley, US

84

points

Kunde 2009 Kinneybrook Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

85

points

Alexander Valley Vineyards 2010 Estate Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

85

points

Gibbs 2010 Money Road Merlot (Oakville)

California Merlot Oakville, US

90

points

Twin Arches 2010 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

88

points

Shafer 2005 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

91

points

Arrowood 2004 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

90

points

St. Francis 2003 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

87

points

Raymond 2004 Reserve Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

87

points

Rancho Sisquoc 2010 Flood Family Vineyards Merlot (Santa Barbara County)

California Merlot Santa Barbara County, US

85

points

Angeline 2006 Merlot (Russian River Valley)

California Merlot Russian River Valley, US

86

points

Robert Mondavi 2007 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

87

points

Lockwood 2013 Merlot (San Lucas)

California Merlot San Lucas, US

85

points

Rosenthal 1997 The Malibu Estate - The Devon Vineyard Merlot (Malibu-Newton Canyon)

California Merlot Malibu-Newton Canyon, US

92

points

Steltzner 1999 Merlot (Stags Leap District)

California Merlot Stags Leap District, US

92

points

Trellis 1999 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

90

points

Silverado 1999 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

89

points

Grgich Hills 1999 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

89

points

Crane Family 2000 Hilltop Selection Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

89

points

Veedercrest 2008 Villa Mille Rose Vineyard Merlot (Oakville)

California Merlot Oakville, US

87

points

Oberon 2011 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

85

points

Raymond 2005 Reserve Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

87

points

Parkers Estate 2010 North Peyton Block Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

83

points

Glen Ellen 2010 Proprietor's Reserve Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

83

points

HammerSky 2013 Red Handed Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

90

points

Tortoise Creek 2011 Schoolhouse Cuvée Merlot (Clarksburg)

California Merlot Clarksburg, US

80

points

Duckhorn 2010 Three Palms Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

94

points

White Oak 2009 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

87

points

Hall 2007 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

93

points

Sineann 2008 Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

82

points

Camp 2014 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

91

points

Schug 2008 Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

87

points

Beringer 2005 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

84

points

Brutocao 2006 Bliss Vineyard Estate Bottled Merlot (Mendocino)

California Merlot Mendocino, US

84

points

Sunstone 2005 Estate Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Merlot Santa Ynez Valley, US

84

points

Bell 2004 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

84

points

Sunstone 2005 Merlot (Santa Barbara County)

California Merlot Santa Barbara County, US

84

points

Silver Stone Winery 2005 Merlot (San Luis Obispo County)

California Merlot San Luis Obispo County, US

85

points

Pavilion 2006 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

85

points

Château Souverain 2014 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

89

points

Kendall-Jackson 2009 Vintner's Reserve Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

86

points

Praxis 2007 Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

82

points

Cannonball 2014 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

84

points

Schug 2005 Heritage Reserve Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

90

points

Truchard 2005 Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

84

points

Bell 2013 Merlot (Yountville)

California Merlot Yountville, US

86

points

Rancho Sisquoc 2012 Flood Family Vineyards Merlot (Santa Barbara County)

California Merlot Santa Barbara County, US

87

points

Markham 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

L de Lyeth 2011 Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

89

points

Stubbs Vineyard 2006 Merlot (Marin County)

California Merlot Marin County, US

86

points

Clos La Chance 2006 Violet-Crowned Hummingbird Series Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

83

points

Aquinas 2007 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

83

points

Byington 2013 Frei Vineyard Merlot (Alexander Valley)

California Merlot Alexander Valley, US

92

points

Domino 2012 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

83

points

Twisted 2012 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

82

points

Bogle 2011 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

82

points

Napa Smith 2007 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

89

points

Francis Berwyn 2006 Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

87

points

Sunstone 2005 Estate Reserve Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Merlot Santa Ynez Valley, US

87

points

Keenan 2010 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Clos La Chance 2010 Reserve Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

84

points

Edna Valley Vineyard 2013 Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

87

points

Four Sisters Ranch 2011 Limed-Edition Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

89

points

Kenwood 2011 Jack London Vineyard Merlot (Sonoma Mountain)

California Merlot Sonoma Mountain, US

87

points

Rutherford Hill 2008 Reserve Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

89

points

Ghost Pines 2005 Merlot (Napa-Sonoma)

California Merlot Napa-Sonoma, US

87

points

Black Box 2008 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

81

points

Kenwood 1999 Jack London Vineyard Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

88

points

Houdini 2008 Merlot (Oakville)

California Merlot Oakville, US

85

points

Alias 2013 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

88

points

Peter Cellars 2014 Estate Merlot (Carneros)

California Merlot Carneros, US

88

points

Langtry 2006 Tephra Ridge Vineyard Merlot (Lake County)

California Merlot Lake County, US

93

points

Tamber Bey 2014 Deux Chevaux Vineyard Merlot (Yountville)

California Merlot Yountville, US

89

points

St. Francis 2013 Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

88

points

St. Francis 2014 Reserve Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

91

points

Bolen 2007 Merlot (Oak Knoll District)

California Merlot Oak Knoll District, US

89

points

White Cottage Ranch 2007 Estate Merlot (Howell Mountain)

California Merlot Howell Mountain, US

94

points

Edna Valley Vineyard 2015 Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

86

points

Jarvis 2009 Estate Grown Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

91

points

Muirwood 2007 Merlot (Arroyo Seco)

California Merlot Arroyo Seco, US

85

points

JR Wine 2005 Cork Tree Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

90

points

Hawk Crest 2000 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

83

points

Casa de Caballos 2000 Ultra Violet Merlot (Paso Robles)

California Merlot Paso Robles, US

83

points

Wine Spots 2009 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

84

points

Lyeth 2012 Merlot (North Coast)

California Merlot North Coast, US

88

points

Brass Tacks 2012 Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

89

points

Concannon 2007 Reserve Merlot (Livermore Valley)

California Merlot Livermore Valley, US

86

points

Wildhurst 2004 Reserve Merlot (Lake County)

California Merlot Lake County, US

85

points

Barefoot Cellars NV Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

85

points

St. Francis 2013 Reserve Merlot (Sonoma Valley)

California Merlot Sonoma Valley, US

86

points

Tortoise Creek 2006 Merlot (Central Coast)

California Merlot Central Coast, US

85

points

Twomey 2008 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

91

points

Blackstone 2007 Sonoma Reserve Merlot (Sonoma County)

California Merlot Sonoma County, US

87

points