Duckhorn Merlot Howell Mountain 2009
Broken cork. Decanted. Deep brick red color with some brown hints on edges. Nose showed cork. Initial taste showed cork too. The host chose to keep it on the table. This was slightly corked but not undrinkable. Some masked fruits of blackberry and blackcherry were present. The cork subsided, but never dissapeared.My friend Bob wants another?Add winemaker's notes
Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent a quarter century establishing itself as one of North America's premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.
Broken cork. Decanted. Deep brick red color with some brown hints on edges. Nose showed cork. Initial taste showed cork too. The host chose to keep it on the table. This was slightly corked but not undrinkable. Some masked fruits of blackberry and blackcherry were present. The cork subsided, but never dissapeared.My friend Bob wants another?
Great bright nose, beautiful defining representation of Napa Merlot. Fruit forward with a spicy finish. Beautiful - so good that i went out and bought a bottle. Tasted at the New York Wine Experience
Roasty dark chocolate, clove, dark red and black fruit, black cherry, currant and cassis on the nose. It's rich, decadent and filled with still lush red and black fruit. Black cherry, earth and toasty oak. Great structure and drinking spectacularly! 99 pts. (20/20) France vs. US Blind Tasting 6/15/12
External Reviews for Duckhorn Merlot Howell Mountain
A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2000 Duckhorn Merlot Howell Mountain 750ml
92 Points - Wine Advocate: Well-focused on a center of ripe currant, plum and blackberry, with hints of clayish earth, lead pencil, mocha and anise folded in, giving it added flavor dimension and a long, detailed aftertaste thats a cut above most Merlots. Ample tannins for cellaring.
The 1997 Merlot Howell Mountain exhibits a dark ruby color as well as a sweet, berry-scented nose with subtle earth and pain grille in the background. This fleshy, medium to full-bodied, and supple offering is best consumed over the next 5-7 years. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 1997 Duckhorn Merlot Howell Mountain 750ml
Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. A very successful wine with plenty of life left ahead of it, it earns big plaudits first for its Merlot-ness, its sweet red cherry fruit that has done what good fruit in the Duckhorn style is expected to do. It is both complex and yet solid and straightforward with depth, layered richness and a veneer of tannin. It makes a bow to Cabernet styling but never loses its varietal identity. Bravo.
"Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. A very successful wine with plenty of life left ahead of it
The dense ruby/purple/plum-colored 1996 Merlot Howell Mountain offers smoky, earthy, and cherry aromas with new wood in the background. The wine is fleshy, medium to full-bodied, with good underlying acidity and tannin, but no hard edges. While power... Robert Parker. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 1996 Duckhorn Merlot Howell Mountain 750ml
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