Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot, Napa Valley, California
Readers rated this wine:
Icon, fragrant, seductive.
An iconic wine from one of Napa's most treasured producers, the 2017 marks Duckhorn's 40th vintage.
This Merlot dominant blend comes from a selection of estate and independent producer vineyards in the valley and is comprised of Varietal Composition: 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Malbec that was aged in French oak, 40% new, 60% neutral.
Plums and black raspberry, vanilla, licorice, brown spices, pipe tobacco. chocolate and purple flower aromas describe the nose. It is fresh and supple, smooth and quite opulent. Seductive and complete it has a polished woven finish with sweet tannins
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Wine Scores Reviewed - September 25th, 2020