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Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot 2011

Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot 750ML 2011    
Sku: 16804

90 Points, Nick Ponomareff, California Grapevine,06/01/2011

Medium ruby; attractive, plummy, earthy, spicy, blueberry and cherry fruit aroma with notes of cocoa and cassis; medium-full to full body; forward, tight, textured, black cherry fruit flavors that are firmly structured and have good depth and emerging richness; medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Deserves several more years of bottle aging. Very highly recommended.

Wine maker notes
The 2008 growing season has produced a particularly complex and complete expression of Napa Valley Merlot, combining bright, lifted red fruit elements with darker, more extracted layers. This depth is on display in the aromatics, where notes of Asian spice, red currant, 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.

Technical notes
2011 Harvest Celebrations at Duckhorn

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
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