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.
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(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)