The Very Best Merlot Wines from Washington

Guardian 2013 Confidential Source Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Seven Falls 2013 Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

89

points

Efeste 2013 Upright Klipsun Vineyard Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

90

points

Barnard Griffin 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

83

points

Efeste 2010 Upright Klipsun Vineyard Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

92

points

Walla Walla Vintners 2010 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

87

points

Hawks View 2010 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

87

points

Obelisco Estate 2009 Reserve Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

88

points

Columbia Crest 2013 Grand Estates Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Sagelands 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Canoe Ridge 2013 The Expedition Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

85

points

14 Hands 2011 The Reserve Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

90

points

Airfield Estates 2012 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

88

points

Gamache 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

O•S Winery 2009 The Tusk Elephant Mountain Vineyard Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

89

points

Market Vineyards 2009 Benchmark Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Forgeron 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

93

points

Kestrel 2012 Falcon Series Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

88

points

Helix by Reininger 2005 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Airfield Estates 2013 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

88

points

Claar 2011 Estate Grown and Bottled Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Skyfall 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Snoqualmie 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Hogue 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Finn Hill 2013 Merveille Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

:Nota Bene 2013 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

88

points

Woodward Canyon 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Canoe Ridge 1998 Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Seven Hills 1997 Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

89

points

Cadaretta 2006 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Steppe Cellars 2008 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Passion Vineyards 2009 Mango's Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Kestrel 2004 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

86

points

Milbrandt 2007 The Estates Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

88

points

Reininger 2010 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

OS Winery 2013 Sonas Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

88

points

Forgeron 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Silver Lake 2006 Merlot (Rattlesnake Hills)

Washington Merlot Rattlesnake Hills, US

85

points

Barrister 2012 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Novelty Hill 2011 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Charles Smith 2014 The Velvet Devil Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

88

points

Eliseo Silva 2007 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Columbia Crest 1999 Grand Estates Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Columbia Winery 1999 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Kiona 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Mannina Cellars 2010 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

89

points

Boomtown 2011 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

87

points

Two Mountain 2010 Copeland Vineyard Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

87

points

Liberty Lake 2011 Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

87

points

Boomtown 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

J. Bookwalter 2010 Foreshadow Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Three Rivers 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

JLC 2004 Spofford Station Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

92

points

Milbrandt 2006 The Estates Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

89

points

Januik 2011 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Barnard Griffin 2011 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Maryhill 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

84

points

Obelisco Estate 2010 Estate Grown Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

91

points

Alexandria Nicole 2009 Gravity Destiny Ridge Vineyards Estate Grown Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

88

points

Woodward Canyon 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

93

points

Blacksmith 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Ded.Reckoning 2012 Flintlock Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

84

points

Wild Meadows 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

84

points

Fidelitas 2007 Red Mountain Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Stevens 2011 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

87

points

Gordon Brothers 2008 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2008 Indian Wells Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Preston 2007 Estate Grown Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Five Star Cellars 2012 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

90

points

Seven Falls 2010 Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

87

points

Kontos 2008 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

89

points

Kennedy Shah 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

84

points

Swiftwater Cellars 2012 Zephyr Ridge Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

91

points

L'Ecole No. 41 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Two Vintners 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Milbrandt 2009 Traditions Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Keira 2014 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

85

points

Northstar 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Elevation Cellars 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

Elevation Cellars 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

Tsillan Cellars 2005 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Des Voigne Cellars 2006 The Emcee Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

89

points

Kestrel 2013 Falcon Series Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

87

points

Cave B 2008 XXIII Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Januik 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Pepper Bridge 2009 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

90

points

Fidelitas 2012 Red Heaven Vineyard Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

91

points

Henry Earl 2010 Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

89

points

Columbia Crest 1996 Estate Series Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Desert Wind 2010 Desert Wind Vineyard Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

84

points

Waterbrook 2009 Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Arbor Crest 2004 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Waterbrook 2015 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

J & J 2013 Estate Wine Middleton Petty Vineyard Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

88

points

Columbia Winery 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Januik 2014 Klipsun Vineyard Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

90

points

Barrister 2005 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Barrister 2006 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Goose Ridge 2011 g3 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Januik 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

Bookwalter 2005 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Bonair 2014 Chateau Puryear Vineyard Merlot (Rattlesnake Hills)

Washington Merlot Rattlesnake Hills, US

87

points

J. Bookwalter 2009 Foreshadow Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

Novelty Hill 2011 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Pine & Post 2011 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

84

points

Tamarack Cellars 2008 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

Apex 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Canoe Ridge 2012 Reserve Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

89

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Boudreaux Cellars 2007 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

91

points

Tenor 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Zerba Cellars 2006 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Balboa 2009 Mirage Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Fidelitas 2007 Champoux Vineyard Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

88

points

Hogue 2011 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Market Vineyards 2011 Benchmark Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Dumas Station 2008 Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

92

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Cascade Ridge 2011 95% Merlot, 5% CS Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

L'Ecole No. 41 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

88

points

Market Vineyards 2012 Alpha Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

88

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2006 Ethos Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Sparkman 2007 Outlaw Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

90

points

Substance 2013 Super Substance Me Stoneridge Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

93

points

Almquist 2009 Northridge Vineyard Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

86

points

Castle Rock 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Sagelands 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Walla Walla Vintners 2013 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

J. Bookwalter 2007 Foreshadow Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

93

points

Saint Laurent 2007 Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

90

points

Castle Rock 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Stevens 2005 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

92

points

Pedestal 2005 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Mercer 2008 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

RiverAerie 2008 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Dunham 2005 Lewis Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Seven Hills 2013 Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Helix by Reininger 2011 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Script & Seal 2010 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

85

points

Hogue 2012 Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Maryhill 2010 Proprietor's Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Milbrandt 2012 Traditions Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Firebrix 2013 Vineyard Selection The Fresh Market Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Columbia Winery 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Novelty Hill 2014 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Bergevin Lane 2010 Wild Child Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

L'Ecole No. 41 2008 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

93

points

JM Cellars 2007 Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

91

points

Columbia Crest 2008 Two Vines Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

87

points

Tamarack Cellars 2006 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Three Rivers 2005 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Hyatt 2011 Merlot (Rattlesnake Hills)

Washington Merlot Rattlesnake Hills, US

85

points

Novelty Hill 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Januik 2013 Klipsun Vineyard Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

88

points

Novelty Hill 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Heaven's Cave 2008 Alder Ridge Vineyard Inspiration Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

82

points

Abeja 2008 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

95

points

Golden Ridge 2012 Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

89

points

Adamant Cellars 2012 Winemaker's Select Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

88

points

Gordon Estate 2012 Block 3 Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Drumheller 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Basel Cellars 2013 Estate Double River Vineyard Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

85

points

Northstar 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Northstar 2012 Premier Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

Obelisco Estate 2008 Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

92

points

Northwest Totem Cellars 2006 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

83

points

Market Vineyards 2008 Benchmark Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

James Wyatt 2013 Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

80

points

College Cellars 2014 Clarke Vineyard Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

87

points

Helix by Reininger 2012 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Goose Ridge 2008 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Ethos Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

L'Ecole No. 41 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Hightower 2013 Pepper Bridge Vineyard Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

88

points

Stevens 2013 StevensMerlot Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

90

points

Hestia Cellars 2005 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Mannina Cellars 2006 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

88

points

Burnt Bridge 2011 Les Collines Vineyard Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

90

points

Skylite 2005 Skylite Vineyard Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

84

points

Pedestal 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Hightower 2011 Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

88

points

Columbia Crest 2011 Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Northstar 2006 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

94

points

Two Brothers 2010 Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

86

points

Barrage Cellars 2010 A.K.A. Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

87

points

Airfield Estates 2005 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

87

points

Stevens 2008 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

93

points

Quilceda Creek 1999 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

94

points

Quilceda Creek 1998 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

92

points

Northwest Collection 2010 Limited Release Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

89

points

Barnard Griffin 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Swiftwater Cellars 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Pedestal 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

J. Bookwalter 2014 1RDRS4 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Stevens 2014 StevensMerlot Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

89

points

Drumheller 2015 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

14 Hands 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Desert Wind 2015 Estate Grown Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

87

points

Reininger 2012 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Beresan 2007 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Maryhill 2005 Proprietor's Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Maryhill 2005 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Fielding Hills 2013 Estate Riverbend Vineyard Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

92

points

Fidelitas 2010 Champoux Vineyard Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

91

points

Latah Creek 2012 Fries Vineyard Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

83

points

Novelty Hill 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Tefft Cellars 1999 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

86

points

Patterson 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Mercer 2013 Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

88

points

Diversion 2012 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

88

points

Goose Ridge 2011 Estate Bottled Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Obelisco Estate 2012 BDX Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

88

points

Merry Cellars 2013 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Waterbrook 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Waters 2014 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

92

points

Liberty Lake 2009 Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

90

points

Browne Family Vineyards 2011 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

14 Hands 2012 The Reserve Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

90

points

DaMa 2012 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Tamarack Cellars 2000 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Apex 1998 Kestrel Vineyard Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

88

points

Woodward Canyon 2000 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Leonetti Cellar 2014 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Camaraderie 2003 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

88

points

Kontos 2007 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Otis Kenyon 2007 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

90

points

Dunham 2007 Lewis Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Matthews 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Seven Hills 2008 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

OS Winery 2012 Sonas Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

85

points

Forgeron 2004 Klipsun Vineyard Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

91

points

Dunham 2006 Lewis Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Basel Cellars 2006 Pheasant Run Vineyard Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Januik 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Milbrandt 2005 Traditions Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

85

points

Helix by Reininger 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Snoqualmie 2004 Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Mercer 2007 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Gordon Brothers 1999 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Hogue 2013 Genesis Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Hogue 2013 Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Hogue 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Market Vineyards 2010 Alpha Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

93

points

Kirkland Signature 2011 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Hogue 2008 Genesis Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Dumas Station 2013 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

89

points

Arbor Crest 2008 Four Vineyards Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Barnard Griffin 2008 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Northstar 2007 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

93

points

Novelty Hill 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Fielding Hills 2010 RiverBend Vineyard Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

91

points

Woodward Canyon 2011 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2008 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Three Rivers 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Mount Baker Vineyards 2005 Barrel Select Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

81

points

Canoe Ridge 1998 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Helix by Reininger 2005 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Woodward Canyon 2006 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

94

points

Kamiak 2006 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

87

points

Novelty Hill 2005 Columbia Valley Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Walla Walla Vintners 2006 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

90

points

Milbrandt 2010 Traditions Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

84

points

Efeste 2012 Upright Klipsun Vineyard Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

88

points

Stemilt Creek 2014 Ascent One-Half Mile Closer to the Moon Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

84

points

Northstar 2014 Premier Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

Gordon Estate 2009 Estate Grown Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Gifford Hirlinger 2010 Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

89

points

Baer 2014 Star Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Canoe Ridge 2010 Estate Grown Merlot Block 8 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Woodward Canyon 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Stottle 2012 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

89

points

Almquist 2009 Chandler Reach Vineyard Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

86

points

Milbrandt 2010 The Estates Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

88

points

Silver Lake 2004 Reserve Merlot (Rattlesnake Hills)

Washington Merlot Rattlesnake Hills, US

81

points

Abeja 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

94

points

Goose Ridge 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Mas Chappell 2009 Morrison Vineyard Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

82

points

Waterbrook 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Roza Ridge 2009 Merlot (Rattlesnake Hills)

Washington Merlot Rattlesnake Hills, US

88

points

Guardian 2014 The Wanted Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Seven Hills 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Tildio 2009 Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

85

points

Fidelitas 2009 Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

88

points

Eight Bells 2009 Roosevelt Red Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

88

points

Hightower 2013 Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

87

points

Reininger 2003 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

90

points

Walla Walla Vintners 2014 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Sagelands 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

84

points

Three Rivers 2011 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Seven Hills 2008 Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

93

points

Hogue 2005 Reserve Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

86

points

Canoe Ridge 2014 The Expedition Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

87

points

Gordon Estate 2010 Estate Grown Block 3 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

WildHaven 2010 Reserve Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

84

points

Bonair 2013 Chateau Puryear Vineyard Estate Bottled Merlot (Rattlesnake Hills)

Washington Merlot Rattlesnake Hills, US

88

points

Kiona 2013 Estate Bottled Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

88

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2007 Indian Wells Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Northstar 2008 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Arbor Crest 2009 Four Vineyards Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Indian Wells Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Nelms Road 2007 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

89

points

14 Hands 2013 The Reserve Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

90

points

Dumas Station 2007 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Waterbrook 2014 Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Apex 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Dumas Station 2012 Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

93

points

Forgeron 2008 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Alexandria Nicole 2004 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

90

points

Milbrandt 2005 Legacy Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

89

points

Revelry 2012 Reserve Alder Ridge Vineyard Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

89

points

Pedestal 2007 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

K Vintners 2012 Northridge Vineyard Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

89

points

Waterbrook 2005 Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Hestia Cellars 2008 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Washington Hills 2007 Summit Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Kiona 2014 Estate Bottled Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

88

points

Kontos 2013 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

88

points

Covey Run 1999 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

88

points

Russell Creek 2000 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

L'Ecole No. 41 2000 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Sagelands 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

84

points

Seven Hills 2011 Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

93

points

Seven Falls 2012 Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

88

points

Three Rivers 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

DeLille 2014 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

88

points

Merry Cellars 2006 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Gifford Hirlinger 2012 Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

88

points

Gamache 2012 Estate Grown Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Ward Johnson Winery 2006 Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

85

points

Northwest Totem Cellars 2005 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

85

points

Stottle 2013 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

88

points

Mercer 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Bergevin Lane 2005 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Canoe Ridge 2005 Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

87

points

Columbia Crest 2006 Grand Estates Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Finn Hill 2012 Merveille Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Full Pull & Friends 2013 Red Willow Vineyard Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

90

points

Bergevin Lane 2012 Linen Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

86

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Indian Wells Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Substance 2006 Me Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Alexandria Nicole 2011 Gravity Destiny Ridge Vineyard Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

88

points

Northstar 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Pedestal 2008 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Diversion 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Tertulia 2007 Pepper Bridge Vineyard Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

85

points

Barrister 2005 Artz Vineyard Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

90

points

Northwest Cellars 2012 Cordon Grove Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

84

points

Beresan 2006 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Basalt 2007 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Gordon Estate 2013 Block 3 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Novelty Hill 2010 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Pepper Bridge 2012 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

90

points

Columbia Crest 2012 Grand Estates Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2005 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Tapteil Vineyard 2010 Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

88

points

Hedges Family Estate NV House of Independent Producers Bacchus Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Eight Bells 2011 Red Willow Vineyard Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

86

points

Kirkland Signature 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Columbia Winery 2006 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Tamarack Cellars 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Waterbrook 2012 Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Washington Hills 2011 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

83

points

Columbia Crest 2006 H3 Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

88

points

Bunnell 2013 BDX Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

87

points

Reininger 2011 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

88

points

Januik 2012 Klipsun Vineyard Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

88

points

Swiftwater Cellars 2013 Zephyr Ridge Estate Bottled Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

89

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Indian Wells Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Substance 2013 Super Substance Me Northridge Vineyard Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

93

points

JM Cellars 2011 Klipsun Vineyard Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

95

points

Desert Wind 2011 Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

85

points

Merry Cellars 2011 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Matteo 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

Cave B 2011 XXVI Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Northstar 2011 Premier Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Waterbrook 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Mannina Cellars 2012 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

89

points

Columbia Crest 2012 H3 Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

89

points

Quilceda Creek 2005 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

93

points

Sagelands 2000 Four Corners Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Hyatt 1998 Reserve Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

85

points

Snoqualmie 2005 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

84

points

Coeur d'Alene 2013 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

88

points

Leonetti Cellar 2015 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Whitestone 2005 Lake Roosevelt Shores Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

83

points

Genoa 2012 Leeway Reserve Boushey Vineyard Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

88

points

Forgeron 2011 Boushey Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

:Nota Bene 2009 Conner Lee Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Pedestal 2011 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Kontos 2012 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Columbia Crest 2015 H3 Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

88

points

Milbrandt 2014 Traditions Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Tulpen 2007 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

94

points

JM Cellars 2012 Louisa Margaret's Vineyard Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

88

points

Obelisco Estate 2013 BDX Estate Grown Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

87

points

Reininger 2009 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Canoe Ridge 2011 Estate Grown Blocks 14 & 11 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Tamarack Cellars 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Hightower 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Gamache 2011 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Kontos 2010 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

87

points

Market Vineyards 2011 Alpha Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

90

points

Hogue 2006 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Stemilt Creek 2004 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

89

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2007 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

91

points

Basalt 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2005 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

91

points

L'Ecole No. 41 2006 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Basel Cellars 2010 Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

85

points

J. Bookwalter 2012 Foreshadow Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Skyfall 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Hyatt 1999 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

84

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

87

points

Powers 2007 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Hard Row To Hoe 2007 Shameless Hussy Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

88

points

Caterina 2001 Willard Family Vineyard Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

88

points

Abeja 2011 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

93

points

Sinclair Estate Vineyards 2007 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Beresan 2005 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Robert Karl 2006 Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

86

points

Hogue 2010 Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Airfield Estates 2006 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

83

points

Seven Hills 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Ethos Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Avery Lane 2007 Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

85

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Canoe Ridge 2009 Vineyard Select Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Kontos 2009 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

90

points

Arbor Crest 2010 Four Vineyards Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Seven Hills 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Columbia Crest 2013 H3 Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

87

points

Steppe Cellars 2005 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

85

points

Fidelitas 2014 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

89

points

L'Ecole No. 41 2010 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

90

points

Dumas Station 2010 Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

90

points

Snoqualmie 2007 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Snoqualmie 2007 Naked Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Fielding Hills 2012 Estate Riverbend Vineyard Merlot (Wahluke Slope)

Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope, US

91

points

Dumas Station 2005 Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

87

points

Hyatt 2009 Merlot (Rattlesnake Hills)

Washington Merlot Rattlesnake Hills, US

90

points

Januik 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

Stevens 2012 Stevens Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

92

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

L'Ecole No. 41 2011 Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Sweet Valley 2008 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

85

points

DaMa 2008 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

85

points

Gifford Hirlinger 2008 Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

85

points

Maryhill 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Apex 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

J. Bookwalter 2013 Foreshadow Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Tamarack Cellars 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

StoneCap 2011 Estate Grown Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

82

points

Spring Valley Vineyard 2009 Mule Skinner Estate Grown Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

89

points

Balboa 2007 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Canoe Ridge 2006 Estate Grown Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Guardian 2011 Confidential Source Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

92

points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Indian Wells Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

ded.reckoning 2013 Flintlock Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

88

points

Matteo 2011 Red Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

85

points

Mercer 2014 Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

88

points

Goose Ridge 2006 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

81

points

Olsen Estates 2008 Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

91

points

Ambassador Vineyard 2014 Estate Grown Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

89

points

Elevation Cellars 2011 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Gordon Estate 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Dubindil 2012 Quell Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

87

points

14 Hands 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Gamache 2007 Estate Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

87

points

Balboa 2008 Mirage Vineyard Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Fidelitas 2008 Merlot (Red Mountain)

Washington Merlot Red Mountain, US

91

points

Abeja 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Pedestal 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Columbia Crest 2007 H3 Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

89

points

L'Ecole No. 41 2013 Estate Grown Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

91

points

Gordon Estate 2010 Estate Grown Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Camaraderie 2008 Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Fidelitas 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points

Barnard Griffin 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

88

points

Brian Carter Cellars 2013 One Olsen Vineyard Merlot (Yakima Valley)

Washington Merlot Yakima Valley, US

88

points

Two Ponds 2012 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

82

points

K Vintners 2009 Stoneridge Vineyard Merlot (Washington)

Washington Merlot Washington, US

90

points

Dunham 2012 Lewis Vineyard Artist Series Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Hogue 2013 Genesis Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Beresan 2012 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

88

points

Northstar 2010 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

92

points

Tamarack Cellars 2011 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

Boomtown 2013 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

86

points

Pepper Bridge 2014 Estate Vineyards Merlot (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Walla Walla Valley (WA), US

89

points

Novelty Hill 2009 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

89

points

San Juan Vineyards 2011 Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)

Washington Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, US

88

points

Milbrandt 2006 Traditions Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

90

points

Northstar 2010 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Washington Merlot Columbia Valley (WA), US

91

points