Duckhorn Vineyards Pinot Noir Napa Valley Migration 2006
2006 Duckhorn Migration Pinot has bright fruit complemented by ripe and broad tannins that provide great balance and a lengthy finish. The aroma features blueberry, plum, strawberry pie, and toasted oak. The flavors are focused and follow through with ripe strawberry, plum, and cherry, complemented by clove. A lighter style than our Goldeneye, this wine shows the range and suppleness of the Pinot Noir varietal.This is a california wine
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.
Editorial Reviews for Duckhorn Vineyards Pinot Noir Napa Valley Migration
Sweet on the nose with a strong vein of cola and spice tinged cherry fruit that gains a rather prominent medicinal/cough syrup quality. Very treebarky and smoky forest floor emerge with air and there is a gentle nuttiness with green walnut tones. Round and soft, a touch chewy and dense with dark spice and cola tones, RC cola. Nice structure but a bit blocky with an overt wood tones and a hovering vanilla sweetness. Finishes a bit short with tannins that are still a touch austere. 85pts
The aroma features plum, white/milk chocolate, and lots of berry, most of all blueberries, with a litle earthy after taste. I would say that it is more the Burgundy style than the powerful and sweet Russian River Valley Pinots. I would give the wine at least an hour to open up. Great value for money.
I loved this wine, it is complex and big for a Pinot, delicious