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12 Rock Star Merlots from California

New reviews of reds from Napa Valley, Sonoma and Paso Robles
Courtesy of Merryvale
Merryvale sources fruit from select vineyards in Napa Valley.
Aaron Romano
Posted: October 2, 2017


Merlot's recent quality surge is proving naysayers wrong; it's been long enough since the grape's name was put at the bottom of the spit bucket! At its best, Merlot shows a seductive quality that relies more on finesse than power, and its diversity is on display with this week’s selection. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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