Red

2008 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 44

  • Robacchus Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 8, 2014 - with lamb, lovely

  • merryberry Likes this wine: (90 points)

    April 12, 2014 - 100ml bottle. Dark rich ruby. Cherry cola and spice nose. Medium to full bodied, cranberries, black cherries, firm tannins, tobacco, and a dry medium to long finish. A manly merlot for sure.

  • Tarrant wrote: (94 points)

    January 25, 2014 - Loved this, powerful yet quite elegant, we had this alongside a similar vintaged Shafer and surprisingly this beat the more touted Shafer example as it had the intensity, but at this stage was much more integrated (The Shafer came in at 15.3% alc. and was not quite as balanced with a touch of heat) - Dark, full bodied with a nose of plum, cherry, black fruit, cedar, cigar box and vanilla, nicely structured and balanced, it was silky smooth on the palate with terrific length, outstanding! (94 Points).

  • Djfermentation Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 27, 2013 - Pretty darn delicious and a pretty good year for this wine. Tasty notes escape me as I was enjoying on Christmas with a lot of other wines and people, but this one was rather noteworthy. I would like to pick up a few bottles for the cellar

  • PDD wrote: (93 points)

    December 22, 2013 - Drinking beautifully right now. Chocolate, cherries, and an overall nice balance.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/24/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot) Medium dark ruby color; vanilla, berry, black cherry nose; tasty, a little tight, blackberry, berry, black fruit palate; needs 2 years; medium-plus finish 92+ points (86% Merlot, 9.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc; 16 mos. in 100% French oak, 20% new, 80% second vintage; 14.5% alcohol)

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/31/2011 (link) 90 points

    (Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot) Medium dark ruby color; big, ripe plum, berry nose; ripe plum, berry, black fruit palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Duckhorn Vineyards
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 669576019283

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 931 (59%)
  • Consumed 636 (41%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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