2005 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot "Napa Valley"
Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"
Wine Category: Merlot
Grape blend: 86% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, & 1% Petite Verdot
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 26,000
KWG Score: 89.2 (based on 5 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)
Review date: October 8, 2007
Wine Review: This rich dark purple wine opens with a very aromatic black cherry like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is round, has intense blackberry like flavors. The finish is dry, lively, and nicely extended. Enjoy this wine with Coq au Vin. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Our Napa Valley Merlot is blended to offer the complexity and balance of a young wine, while embodying the diversity of the whole Napa Valley appellation. This wine is medium-bodied and balanced with a smooth entry, integrated soft tannins, and a long finish. The aroma is lifted with raspberry, red currant, blueberry, cherry cola, and delicate spice. The flavors are polished with blackberry, plum, black cherry, toast, and a hint of herb.
Organic status: not organic
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