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Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2006 Vintage) Our Napa Valley Merlot is a complex blend of several individual vineyard lots, incorporating fruit from our Estate Vineyards and from top independent growers throughout the Napa Valley. The final wine...

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  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 105, November/December 2002. ($46) Good medium ruby. Black fruits, violet, smoked meat, dark chocolate and a hint of bell pepper on the nose. Firm-edged, fairly dense flavors of black plum, baking chocolate and fresh herbs offer a nicely restrained sweetness. Finishes with firm tannins and good shape.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Nov-06
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/04