Food & Wine Magazine: 9 California Merlots to...

Food & Wine Magazine: 9 California Merlots to Buy Right Now cover
2017 Barnett Vineyards Spring Mountain District Merlot ($70)

Plush tannins surround the brambly cassis fruit in this high-altitude, hillside Merlot, whose flavors seem to last for minutes. It’s a splurge, but it’s worth it.