Duckhorn Merlot 2008, Napa Valley

Merlot Merlot
California, Usa

$59.95 (992529)

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89 pts
5
May 28, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Excellent follow-up to the more refined, weightier ’07, the 2008 Duckhorn Merlot once again illustrates how masterful...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Pleasantly open, ripe, verging on overripe and raisined fruit character, with a generous and chest warming dose of...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Duckhorn is a solid producer of very good merlot but this is clearly overpriced for what’s in the bottle. The nose is...

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Community Reviews (2)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wines opens up with aromas of cherry, plum, spice box, baking spices floral and mineral notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, smooth and complex flavours, mild acidity and fine grained tannins. Medium length and a bit hot on the finish but with soft seductive fruit flavours lingering. This wine may not represent value but is another very enjoyable wine from Duckhorn. Definitely more Bordeaux than California in style.

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Monika  Janek
Monika Janek

I am NOT drinking any Merlot! Ah the famous line from Sideways. I enjoyed this Merlot. :) I attempted to go to this winery when I was in Napa but got there too late - they had closed for the day.
You can feel the heat of the alcohol, but it's not overpowering. Great fruit with decent length. Wines from Duckhorn don't come cheap but they are often enjoyable.

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