Gold Medal Winning Wines

Each year, numerous wine competitions are held, where panels of wine experts conduct blind tastings of wines entered from wineries from a particular region, state, country or internationally, depending on the competition guidelines. Scores are tabulated and then medals are awarded to the best wines.Only the highest rated wines are included in the Award Winning Wines database, each having earned a Gold Medal, and in some cases, an even higher medal such as Double Gold or Sweepstakes. All the wines listed here are considered outstanding by professional wine judges.
This information was derived from numerous wine competitions, so details for each wine may vary depending upon how the data was captured by the competitions. Prices are estimates only, and may vary between competitions due to timing issues. Also, the wine may be discounted or sold at a premium from the price shown. (Some competitions do not include wine pricing, so “$N/A” will be shown as the price.)

Description
Year
Merlot Fat Cat Cellars California 2013 $9.00 Jerry D. Mead's New World International (2015)
Merlot Fetzer Vineyards Eagle Peak California 2012 $9.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot Fetzer Vineyards Eagle Peak California 2012 $9.00 Pacific Rim (2015)
Merlot Folie a Deux Alexander Valley 2012 $20.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot Folie a Deux Alexander Valley 2012 $20.00 Jerry D. Mead's New World International (2015)
Merlot Folie a Deux Alexander Valley 2012 $20.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Francis Ford Coppola Director's Sonoma County 2013 $21.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot Frei Brothers Reserve Dry Creek Valley 2012 $20.00 Sonoma County Harvest Fair (2014)
Merlot Gallo Family Vineyards California NA $5.00 Florida State Fair (2015)
Merlot Gallo Family Vineyards California NA $5.00 Pacific Rim (2015)
Merlot Ghost Pines Napa/Sonoma 2012 $20.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Goose Watch Winery Finger Lakes, New York 2012 $18.00 Pacific Rim (2015)
Merlot Grgich Hills Estate Estate Grown Napa Valley 2010 $42.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Harbinger Winery Columbia Valley, Washington 2010 $27.00 Pacific Rim (2015)
Merlot Hyatt Vineyards Estates Rattlesnake Hills, Washington 2012 $13.00 Monterey (2015)
Merlot Imagery Estate Winery Estate, Biodynamically produced Sonoma Valley 2012 $65.00 Sonoma County Harvest Fair (2014)
Merlot Irony Monterey County 2012 $16.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot J. LOHR Los Osos, Estate Paso Robles 2013 $15.00 Riverside International (2015)
Merlot J. LOHR Los Osos, Estate Paso Robles 2013 $15.00 California State Fair (2015)
Merlot Jacob's Creek Wines Classic South Eastern Australia 2014 $8.00 Pacific Rim (2015)
Merlot Lamar Family Estate Creekside Vineyards, Estate Grown & Bottled Lodi 2012 $18.00 California State Fair (2015)
Merlot Larson Family Winery Estate Grown, Produced & Bottled Sonoma Valley 2012 $N/A North of the Gate (2015)
Merlot Lava Cap Winery Estate Bottled & Produced El Dorado 2012 $24.00 Jerry D. Mead's New World International (2015)
Merlot Lava Cap Winery Estate Bottled & Produced El Dorado 2012 $24.00 Riverside International (2015)
Merlot Liberty School Central Coast 2013 $16.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot Lions Peak Paso Robles 2012 $45.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot Markham Napa Valley 2012 $27.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot McNab Ridge Winery Mendocino County 2012 $16.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Menage a Trois California 2013 $14.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot Menage a Trois California 2013 $14.00 California State Fair (2015)
Merlot Menage a Trois California 2013 $14.00 Monterey (2015)
Merlot Muscardini Cellars Sangiocamo Vynds Sonoma Valley 2013 $40.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot Oberon Wines Napa Valley 2012 $23.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Paddlock Cellars Dry Creek Valley 2012 $34.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Peju Province Winery Napa Valley 2012 $35.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Pollak Vineyards Estate Monticello, Virginia 2012 $26.00 Riverside International (2015)
Merlot PREVIOUS Napa Valley 2012 $25.00 California State Fair (2015)
Merlot Robert Hall Paso Robles 2013 $20.00 California State Fair (2015)
Merlot Rocca Family Vineyards Gribsby Vineyard Yountville, Napa Valley 2012 $60.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Rodney Strong Vineyards Sonoma County 2012 $20.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Ryder Estate Estate Grown & Bottled Central Coast 2013 $15.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot Ryder Estate Estate Grown & Bottled Central Coast 2013 $15.00 Riverside International (2015)
Merlot Sandhill Wines Vanessa Vineyard Similkameen Valley, BC VQA Canada 2012 $13.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot Scheid Vineyards Estate Grown Monterey 2011 $24.00 Monterey (2015)
Merlot Seebass Family Wines Grand Reserve, Seebass Mendocino 2012 $38.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Silenus Winery Napa Valley 2011 $36.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Silenus Winery Napa Valley 2012 $36.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot Simi Winery Sonoma County 2012 $19.00 Sonoma County Harvest Fair (2014)
Merlot Sinclair Estate Vineyards Columbia Valley, Washington 2010 $35.00 Pacific Rim (2015)
Merlot Soda Rock Winery Smith Orchard Sonoma County 2011 $28.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)