37 Ratings
Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Merlot Napa Valley

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(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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    lighter and not as robust

    over 4 years
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Sep-06.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 141.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2002 Vintage) 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Oft times wines of this appellation come across as being stern and tighter in structure, but this one is lush and fleshy and simply loaded with outgoing, very ripe, cherry-like fruit that speaks with a loud varietal voice. It is fairly full-bodied and quite well-balanced in spite of its riper leanings, and, while it shows a streak of heat at the finish, its engaging fruit easily carries the day. There is just enough tannin to ensure a bit of growth, and it will reach its v...