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JUSTIN Vineyards in Paso Robles, California


Meritage wines are like Bordeaux in every respect but terroir. Whereas Bordeaux wines must be made from grapes grown in the Bordeaux region of France, Meritage can be produced anywhere that traditional Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec) are grown. Read our list of the best previously featured Meritage wines that we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

Justin Vineyards
2004 Isosceles Reserve
Paso Robles, CA
15.5/20
$95

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Flora Springs
2003 Trilogy
Napa Valley, CA
15/20

$60

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Justin Vineyards & Winery
1999 Isosceles
Paso Robles, CA
15/20

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Te Awa Winery
2001 Boundary
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
15/20
$30

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DeLille Cellars
2000 Chaleur Estate
Yakima Valley, Washington
14.5/20
$58

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Robert Keenan Winery
1999 Mernet Reserve
Napa Valley, CA
14.5/20

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L'Aventure
1998 Optimus
Paso Robles, CA
14/20

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Baron Philippe de Rothschild
2002 Escudo Rojo
Maipo, Chile
14/20
$14

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Carmody McKnight
1997 Cadenza
Paso Robles, CA
14/20

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La Motte
1999 Musique
South Africa
14/20
$25

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Rodney Strong Vineyards
Symmetry
1996 Meritage
Alexander Valley, CA
14/20

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Slaley
1999 Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot
South Africa
14/20
$23

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Talomas
2000 Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
California
14/20
$15

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Valhalla Vineyards
1998 Götterdämmerung: Cabernet Franc and Merlot
Virginia
14/20

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Château Camou
1997 El Gran Vino Tinto
Baja California, Mexico
13.5/20

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Loredan Gasparini
1998 Capo di Stato - Colli Trevigiani
Venegazzù di Volpago del Montello, Italy
13.5/20

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Midnight Cellars
1997 Mare Nectarus Bordeaux Blend
Paso Robles, CA
13.5/20

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Paulo
2002 Meritage
Texas
13.5/20
$44

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Trefethen Vineyards
2001 Double T Red Wine
Napa Valley, CA
13.5/20
$20

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Chaddsford Winery
2000 Merican
Pennsylvania
13/20
$38

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Château Woltner
Private Reserve Red
1996 Meritage
Howell Mountain, CA
13/20

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Domaine de la Terre Rouge
1996 Noir Grand Année Rhône Blend
Sierra Foothills, CA
13/20

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Fieldbrook Winery
1997 Medallion Bordeaux Blend
Trinity County, CA
13/20

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Monte Xanic
1996 Cabernet Sauvignon y Merlot
Guadalupe Valley, Mexico
13/20

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Sister Creek Vineyards
1999 Bordeaux Blend
Sisterdale, TX
13/20

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Treana
1997 Meritage
Paso Robles, CA
13/20

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Yorkville Cellars
1999 Richard the Lion-Heart
Yorkville, CA
13/20
$28

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