2009 Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley
253 Ratings
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253 Ratings
2009 Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Description

(From 2000 Vintage) This wine starts off with dark, funky earth scents that blend well with coffee and medicinal notes. The palate is full of rich, red fruit, accented by arugala and dark chocolate. Overall, a hint lean with cherry and cinnamon lingering on the long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

"The aromas highlight elements of bright citrus and passion fruit, underscored by pineapple and layers of gala apple and lychee. The tropical aromas are echoed on the palate and given added dimension by the addition of Semillon, which helps to showcase the juicy guava, passion fruit and pineapple upside-down cake flavors, alongside notes of fresh apple, vanilla and key lime pie." -Winery

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"The aromas highlight elements of bright citrus and passion fruit, underscored by pineapple and layers of gala apple and lychee. The tropical aromas are echoed on the palate and given added dimension by the addition of Semillon, which helps to showcase the juicy guava, passion fruit and pineapple upside-down cake flavors, alongside notes of fresh apple, vanilla and key lime pie." -Winery

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1991 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Oct-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/96
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2007 Vintage) As usual with Duckhorn’s red wines, this Merlot is more tannic and acidic than most anything coming from Napa Valley. They’re emphasizing structure over decadence. But that’s not to say there aren’t rich, elaborate berry, cherry, currant, chocolate and cedar flavors that provide bang for the buck. Very elegant and refined, this Merlot should be decanted before serving.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1998 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/03.