See CellarTracker's 2021 Year in Review
Red

2008 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2016 (Edit)
CT90.2 160 reviews
2008
2008
2008
2008
N.V.
N.V.
N.V.
N.V.
Label borrowed from 2007
2007
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2007
2007
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2007
2007
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2006
2006
Label borrowed from 2010
2010
Label borrowed from 2010
2010
Label borrowed from 2010
2010
Label borrowed from 2006
2006
Label borrowed from 2006
2006

Community Tasting Notes 62

  • seattlecook Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 21, 2020 - Well rounded and balanced drinking well!

  • Lord Marc Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 8, 2019 - Excellent!!! Wish there was another bottle to drink

  • tomoem wrote: 89 points

    September 9, 2018 - This is a dark wine with rich velvety mouth feel. There are aromas of berry with a palette of complex flavors. I get cocoa, blueberry, and vanilla wrapped around a core of smooth and velvety juice. The finish is a little bit more leather than fruit and ends with a light and thin mouthfeel.

  • Lord Marc Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 6, 2018 - Excellent Merlot, perfectly balanced, tannins were mellow and was more full bodied then expected. Great addition to any cellar.

  • scott davis wrote: 93 points

    March 3, 2018 - Tasting Room: Luxury Red Wine Sampler: From 50ml. Dark purple in color, with pleasant dark fruits and molasses on the nose. The palate shows blackberry, blueberry, coffee, and vanilla notes, which are integrated and drinking well. Long finish.

1 - 5 of 62 More notes

Pro Reviews 4

Add a Pro Review

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.

Manage Subscriptions

WineAlign

  • By David Lawrason
    5/25/2011 (link)

    (Duckhorn Merlot, Napa Valley red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Szabo, MS
    5/18/2011 (link)

    (Duckhorn Merlot, Napa Valley red) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

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

    (Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley) 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 Napa Valley) 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 811 (44%)
  • Consumed 1,035 (56%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  30 votes

More About This Wine

Articles

Report a Problem

Close
© 2003-22 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close