Blind taste test results of over 140 California Merlots by everyday people.
5" x 8"
Black & white with color covers.
From late 2007 to December 2009, we conducted blind taste tests of every 2005 California merlot we could purchase at retail stores or online. Our tasters consisted of everyday wine drinkers. Some considered themselves "beginners", some were "casual" tasters and we even had some connoisseurs. We took into account all levels of wine drinkers to average our wine ratings.
We rated each wine on a 1-100 scale. If the wine ranked 80 or higher, then the rating was listed in the book. If the wine had a 79 or below, we left the rating out of the book. We only recommend wines that we rated 80 or higher.
We had fun with this book and we think you will enjoy reading the comments about each wine. Ultimately we hope this book will help you decide on what wine to buy and for what occasion.