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Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot 2008

Merlot from Napa Valley, California
  • WE 92
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Winemaker Notes

86% Merlot, 9.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc.

Our Napa Valley Merlot is a complex blend of several individual vineyard lots, incorporating fruit from ourEstate Vineyards and from top independent growers throughout the Napa Valley. The final wine is a rich andcohesive expression of the entire Napa Valley, reflecting the varied microclimates and soils of this uniqueappellation.

The 2008 growing season has produced a particularly complex and complete expression of Napa ValleyMerlot, combining bright,... View More

Critical Acclaim

WE 92
Wine Enthusiast

Shows the soft, mellow feeling a fine Merlot should possess, although it’s certainly tannic enough, in the Duckhorn style. However, the tannins are intricate and accessible, and frame lush cherry, red currant, licorice and cinnamon spice fl avors. Hard to resist now, and should hold over the next four years.

Duckhorn Vineyards

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Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa Valley, California
Duckhorn
Founded in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting Bordeaux varietals from the Napa Valley for over 30 years. This winemaking tradition has grown to include seven estate vineyards, located throughout the various microclimates of the Napa Valley. Focused on quality and consistency, these estate vineyards are an essential element in making wines of distinction. One of the first wineries to pioneer Merlot as a premium varietal, Duckhorn Vineyards now makes several elegant... View More