California Merlot Makes Its Case

Rich and well-structured reds excel from Napa Valley

California Merlot Makes Its Case
Winemaker Chris Carpenter in the cellars of La Jota (Courtesy of Jackson Family Wines)
From the Dec 15, 2021, issue

California Merlot may not get as much attention as their Napa Valley counterpart, Cabernet Sauvignon. But recent releases from Napa Valley show the power of California Merlot, offering rich and well-structured wines. Get Wine Spectator senior edior Kim Marcus’s latest tasting report, plus scores on top wines and top value picks.

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