Red

2010 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 40

  • BigTex22 Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 20, 2014 - Decanted for about an hour. Floral nose, good fruit, well structured, with some tannins on the back end. This is drinking nicely, but should further integrate over the next 5-10 years. VERY GOOD.

  • AllRed wrote: (90 points)

    October 12, 2014 - Second Sunday Group: 2010 California Merlot (Our house): Aromas of dust, chocolate and black fruit. Spice, vanilla, dark fruit and chocolate covered cherries on the palate. Structured, but with a good amount of fruit too.

    My #3, Domino's #8
    Group #7, 58 pts

  • dalemosier Likes this wine: (91 points)

    September 19, 2014 - I am not a merlot fan but the CS added a robustness and body to the wine that made it very desirable. I don't think it will improve, but it will age for a few more years without losing its fruit.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jkvedar wrote: (90 points)

    May 27, 2014 - The small amt of Cabernet really comes through on this one. A bit more structure and complexity than is typical for merlot. Well done.

  • sdr wrote: (88 points)

    April 13, 2014 - Busting with fruit but too much acidity. Gradually improved.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/3/2014 (link) 92 points

    (Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot) Dark ruby color; savory, tart berry, dried herb, light tobacco, pork sausage nose; tight, savory, tart berry, charcoal, dried herb, dried oregano palate; needs 2-plus years; medium-plus finish (14.5% alcohol) 92+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • 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 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1148 (70%)
  • Consumed 495 (30%)

Food Pairing

Chicken, Meat

Who Likes This Wine

91% Like It  23 votes