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12 California Cabernets and Merlots

New reviews of Bordeaux-style red wines from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and more
Courtesy of Chappellet
Chappellet's Mountain Cuvée is a blend of all five red Bordeaux grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
Kim Marcus
Posted: December 18, 2017


California can still compete when it comes to value-priced Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots and Bordeaux-style blends. It just takes some searching. The following roundup has some of the best big-red buys from the Golden State on the market today. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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