Piggy backing upon Kelli White's fantastic article on Merlot, I'm curious which California Merlot is your favorite?
Matthiasson 'Red Hen' is always super expressive. I also dig what Sinskey does with the varietal. Mayacamas is super consistent and delicious.
Can't forget about 'Three Palms' with some age on it from Duckhorn.
Ditto on the Sinskey!