Red

2008 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 51

  • rbfoote Likes this wine: (90 points)

    January 17, 2016 - Very nice merlot. Deep red colour and very smooth (tannins were not strong). Flavours of blackberry, plum and black pepper. Hints of coffee too. Nice finish.

  • travelme Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 5, 2015 - A nice dark ruby color with a smooth finish. A really nice Merlot and the last Duckhorn in my cellar. I don't think I will likely buy anymore. A little overpriced and overhyped based on what you get from the bottle. Just a better than average Merlot.

  • MurphyCellar Likes this wine: (89 points)

    September 13, 2015 - Definitely needs a few hours to open up, but then is quite nice for merlot.

  • jcosindc Likes this wine: (90 points)

    July 5, 2015 - Paired with Italian meal, the wine was quite hot. However, the bottle was re-corked (1/2 left) and sat for 3-4 days before drinking. The wine definitely smoothed out and was enjoyable.

  • JoeTom wrote: (87 points)

    February 20, 2015 - Opaque ruby hue which lightens at the edges. Nose of stewed dark fruits with notes of ceder, cassis, lavender, and graphite. Medium light weight with medium tannins, and bright acidity. Alcohol a bit overpowering. Medium finish with dark fruits and pith.

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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 Codes 100904000189, 669576019283, 705105261003

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 903 (53%)
  • Consumed 801 (47%)

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