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2008 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 53
williamswhine Likes this wine: (92 points)
October 16, 2016 - Dark fruit, full bodied. Nose of cherry, black fruit, vanilla, nicely structured and balanced. Silky. Nice drinking around fire pits. Easy to drink without food.
SeaWine wrote: (90 points)
September 7, 2016 - Nice California Merlot... but then again I can't remember the last time I had a California Merlot. A tasteful amount of light cocoa on the palate to round out the black fruit.
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.
Pro Reviews 2
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
- 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
- Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
- In Cellars 879 (51%)
- Consumed 836 (49%)
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