Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot

duckhorn napa valley merlot
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Merlot and Merlot Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2016

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Duckhorn Vineyards produces a roster of top-tier Napa Valley wines, but its roots are anchored deep in Merlot. When the winery was established in the late 1970’s, many Napa Valley properties were using Merlot as a component in blends. A great fan of Merlot since traveling through St. Emilion and Pomerol, Dan Duckhorn felt that this elegant varietal was under-appreciated in North America: The softness, the elegance, the texture. It was Duckhorn who pursued Merlot’s potential as a stand-alone varietal in California.

 

“Features a savoury edge to the mineral-inflected dried berry flavors, with a creamy richness. The finish offers white pepper notes that are backed by medium-grained tannins. Drink now.”

90 points, Wine Spectator, Oct 2019

 

“A plump and plummy merlot, this is soft and generous, the kind of warm, fruity red that will appeal to a wide range of red-wine drinkers. There‚Äôs nothing complicated about it, just pure enjoyment with most anything meaty off the grill.”

90 points, Wine & Spirits, Oct 2019