Top Merlot From $15 to $20

A collection of Merlots that fall into GDP's value sweet spot


Top 7 Merlot From $15-$20

1.
Waterstone Merlot Napa Valley (2008)
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Charles Krug Winery Peter Mondavi Family Merlot Napa Valley (2009)
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3.
Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon (2008)
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4.
Mcconnell Estates Winery Merlot Wackman Ranch (2008)
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Charles Krug Winery Peter Mondavi Family Merlot Napa Valley (2008)
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6.
Mcconnell Estates Winery Merlot Wackman Ranch (2007)
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7.
Decoy Merlot. Sonoma County (2010)
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  • Snooth User: steve666
    392767 152

    Bravo on the simplified assessments. Not only are they more understandable, it is far quicker and clearer. The link to "full review" is a nice idea, but the link I followed brought me to a visually confusing page where the review was quite a ways down the page. Yes, I understand this is done to enable Snooth to please the wineries and generate more click through business for Snooth, but it is rather annoying. Put the full review in a cleaner simplified page and it ultimately will be more effective. Simply put, I doubt I will read any full reviews unless I am really interested in a wine, under a more readable format I would red most of them.

    Oct 09, 2012 at 4:21 PM


  • Snooth User: Goodlife11
    457084 319

    I appreciate the effort here, but I think part of the romance of wine has to do with all the 'descriptives' that are included in the 'full review.' I think visitors to Snooth are looking for that level of details, as opposed to a few mentions of low/medium/high on a sliding scale. I actually don't read these reviews any longer, because I don't feel I get as much. That being said, I bypass them for the full review, so thanks for including that link. See what the crowd says and go from there I guess.

    Oct 09, 2012 at 6:15 PM


  • Cheers to your honesty and integrity Greg!. Maybe I'll find some Merlot I like, thanks to you. Oh, and I'm expecting delivery of my new 150 (?) bottle cabinet this Thursday. I'm sure I have enough top shelf wines to fill it, but the inventory has to rotate, and I have little money. Thank you again for years of insight.

    Oct 09, 2012 at 7:48 PM


  • Snooth User: teddz
    880703 31

    I've recently tasted through some low priced 2009 Bordeaux, and find lots of nice fruit (along with bordelais structure of course) in wines that are high in Merlot from that vintage. A nice one in this price range is Chateau Marjosse ($18 in Ohio where I am), 80% merlot, so close enough for this category. A Lurton property, so the winemaking is solid, if not flamboyant. I think it would compare favorably with the reviews I see here (and I wonder why nothing from Bordeaux on the list?)

    Oct 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM


  • Hi, Gregory. I like your experiment and the straight-forward language! If you decide to continue with this I'd like to suggest that you add typicity

    Oct 10, 2012 at 8:35 PM


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