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Merlot – 2014

The Merlot category featured 12 wines (10 producers and 4 single vineyards) that came from grapes sourced from across the state; six (57%) were appellated Texas, two (25%) from the Texas Hill Country and four (18%) from the Texas High Plains. The prices of the wines submitted ranged from $17 to $38 and included the following: 1 from the 2009 vintage, 2 from the 2011 vintage and 9 from 2012 vintage.

The Top 5 Rated Merlots:

  1. William Chris Vineyards, Texas High Plains, ‘Hunter’ 2012, Recommended, $38

  2. Becker Vineyards, Texas, Reserve Merlot, 2012, Recommended, $19

  3. Messina Hof, Texas, Reserve Merlot, ‘Double Barrel’ 2011, Recommended, $22

  4. Kiepersol Estates, Texas, Merlot, 2009, Recommended, $17

  5. Lewis Wines, Texas, Merlot, 2011, Recommended, $27

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