Wine Spectator

Merriman 2010

92 points | $60 | 68 cases made | Red

This silky, graceful red offers lovely ripe currant and plum fruit against hints of cedar and spice. Lingers impressively with elegance. Drink now through 2017. 68 cases made. -HS

Cummins Road 2010

88 points | $20 | 440 cases made | Red

Light and silky, offering lovely currant and blackberry flavors tempered with hints of fallen leaves and sweet spices. Drink now through 2015. 440 cases made. -HS

Merriman 2008

92 points | $60 | 100 cases made | Red

Lithe and generous, delivering a supple mouthful of dark cherry, blackberry, toast and dusky spices. Picks up a hint of wet earth on the finish that adds depth and distinction. This has presence and depth on a light frame. Best from 2011 through 2018

Cummins Road 2008

89 points | $24 | 200 cases made | Red

Light and fragrant, weaving raspberry, orange peel and spice aromas and flavors through a delicate frame, finishing with finesse. Drink now through 2014. 200 cases made.

Merriman 2006

90 points | $40 | 100 cases made | Red

A supple, seductive style, framing its ripe blueberry and dark plum flavors with spicy oak, letting it all linger gently on the generous finish. Drink now through 2013. 100 cases made.

Wine Enthusiast

2011 Old Vine Chenin Blanc Columbia Valley

90 points

Bone dry and hinting at a sweet herb flavor, this wine backs away from the fruitiness found in most domestic Chenin Blanc. It offers complex details of yellow fruit, lemon verbena and beeswax. — P.G. (4/1/2013)

Stephen Tanzer

2008 Merriman Pinot Noir Rose

($18) Dark pink. Tangerine and strawberry on the nose. Midweight, vaguely warm red berry flavors are nicely concentrated and supple, turning sweeter with air while maintaining good focus. Rich, fleshy and deep enough to stand up to rich fish or poultry dishes, even strong cheeses and salty cured meats.

2007 Merriman Pinot Noir

($50) Light, bright red. Sexy aromas of red berries, cherry and wilted rose. Firm, slightly bitter cherry and berry skin flavors are nicely focused and pick up zesty minerality with air.

2006 Merriman Pinot Noir

($50) Deep red color. Ripe cherry and dark berries on the nose, with a note of cocoa gaining strength. Rich, palate-coating cherry and blackberry liqueur flavors are framed by velvety tannins and pick up a bitter chocolate note on the back end. A rich, chewy rendition of pinot that finishes with surprising energy and mineral bite. This would work well with grilled duck.