Red

2015 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2018 - 2023 (Edit)
CT89.9 61 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • Nisid Does not like this wine: 85 points

    September 1, 2022 - The stemminess is overwhelming. I can't help but think they're trying to imitate cab's pyrazines. It would probably be good with a steak, but it feels so disingenuous.

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  • eagreni wrote: 90 points

    August 7, 2022 - Aromas of plums, black cherries, tobacco, chocolate, spices and toasty oak. Medium plus acidity, big mouthfeel, medium tannins, some alcohol warmth, good length. This is defintely not a shy wine, but I really enjoyed it to a bbq-burger. Drinks well now, but absolutely no hurry her.

  • VinoBueno Likes this wine:

    July 2, 2022 - Aromatic

  • rahulchatterjee Likes this wine: 88 points

    November 26, 2021 - A bankable merlot that is not at its best showing this vintage. Poured after 4 hours of decant. Notes of cherries, violets, tobacco - quite straight laced. Medium to full body, noticeable tannins, medium+ acidity, and an overbearing presence of oak that leads to a wet wood finish. Even when I drank the left over wine in the decanter the next day I could feel the oak. This vintage is not as plush and rounded as some of the better vintages in the past. WE 90 pts is on the money.

    Repeat purchase? Maybe not this vintage.

  • John McCabe wrote: 92 points

    July 1, 2020 - I always find this to be pretty solid and consistent across vintages, very pleasant, nice depth of flavor, some backbone. Will show better in a couple of years but already quite satisfying.

    Even better on the 2nd day - more depth and structure. 92++pts.

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  • By Andrew Jefford
    Best Merlots under £50, 4/4/2019 (link)

    (Duckhorn, Merlot, Napa Valley, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By James Suckling
    2/12/2019 (link)

    (Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley, Red, United States) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By David Lawrason
    11/7/2018 (link)

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

  • By John Szabo, MS
    11/7/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • 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 5143220057890, 669576018385, 669576019283

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 971 (46%)
  • Consumed 1,124 (54%)

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STEAK - NY STRIP

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90% Like It  41 votes

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