Duckhorn Merlot Howell Mountain 2009

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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... Read more

Great bright nose, beautiful defining representation of Napa Merlot. Fruit forward with a spicy finish. Beautiful - so good that i went out and bou... Read more

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 lu... Read more

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Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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Vintage: 2000 02/25/2009

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?


Snooth User: Philip James
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Vintage: 1999 02/05/2008

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


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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Vintage: 1997 07/02/2012

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

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Vintage: 2000 03/16/2011

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2000 Duckhorn Merlot Howell Mountain 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 1999 10/25/2010

Duckhorn 99 Howell Mt Merlot - Magnum


External Review
Vintage: 1999 12/11/2009

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.


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Vintage: 1997 04/04/2011

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


Vintage: 1996 07/05/2011

"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


Vintage: 1996 11/12/2010

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.


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Vintage: 1996 01/16/2009

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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