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Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley
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Duckhorn Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley 2009
Duckhorn's new red wines tend to be, but very rich, very ripe, and sweet enough in fruit and oak to drink now with a nice steak. Floods the mouth with blackberries, cassic, chocolate, violets, mushu plum sauce, licorice and cedar. Best now through 2012." (06/09) Duckhorn has made their reputation on exceptional merlots and the 2006 vintage may be one of their best yet. Its sweet late-summer plum and framboise aromas are spiked hints of fresh-cracked walnuts and curls of sandalwood incense. Take a sip and your mouth fills with bright raspberry and cherry fruit baked into a graham cracker pie crust with extra cinnamon spice. According to Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good dark red. Currant, plum, mocha and chocolatey oak on the nose, with hints of menthol and exotic flowers. Supple currant and menthol flavors offer a nice sugar/acid balance..." (May/June '09) From Wine Spectator: "Elegant and rather juicy, with currant and cola aromas and modest cherry and cedar-herb flavors. Drink now through 2012." (07/09)
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Stacey - Joined 11/28/2012

I first tasted this wine in a casino steakhouse and thought how wonderfully smooth it aftertaste. Duckhorn is always a great choice, but this one is my pick of the merlots thus far. You cannot go wrong with this wine as a gift, serving it to guests, or just sipping alone. It's worth every penny.

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Notes on the Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley 750ML 2009

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.

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