Duckhorn Merlot Napa 2010
This wine is full-bodied with brightfruit and well-integrated tannins that lead to a lingering finish. The aroma is layered with raspberryand cherry, accented by notes of toasted oak, dried herbs, vanilla, and green olive. The flavors areripe with blackberry and black cherry followed by spicy notes of clove, mint, and black pepper.
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.
External Reviews for Duckhorn Merlot Napa
This wine's hearty tannins and balanced acidity provide a textural framework for an enticing array of aromas and flavors that begin with notes of bright red cherry, plum, tobacco, vanilla and anise. On the palate, layers of fig, red currant, almond, cedar and sweet spice are revealed, along with a subtle doughiness that lends to an appealing mouthfeel.
A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2010 Duckhorn Merlot 750ml
A richly concentrated yet supple wine, with plush blackberry and mocha aromas. There are flavors of ripe black currant and cedar that lead into a finish that present tannins that are firm and dusty.
Bright, lifted red fruit elements with darker, more extracted layers. This depth is on display in the aromatics, where notes of Asian spice, red current, plum and blueberry crisp are supported by a subtle streak of earthiness. The palate is both velvety and balanced, with flavors that echo the aromas. These flavors are held together by granular tannins and accented by oak-inspired notes of molasses and nougat.