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347 Ratings
Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) The cooler 2011 vintage yielded an aromatic Merlot with vibrant red fruit layers of Rainier cherry and spiced plum, as well as notes of licorice, tobacco leaf, cardamom and thyme. Hints of cedar, leather and savory spice from aging in French oak barrels contribute depth and nuance, while a streak of uplifting acidity adds dimension to this wine’s smooth velvety texture. Dusty tannins frame a sophisticated finish.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/03.