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2014 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot "Napa Valley"

Duckhorn 2014 Napa Valley Merlot

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 88% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot & 2% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $56

Cases produced: 54,000

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: August 28, 2018

Wine Review: This ruby colored Merlot opens with a mild kirsch like bouquet with hints of saddle leather and cinnamon. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry with notes of oak, pepper and plum. We all detected hints of minerality towards the end. The finish is dry and its flavors and well-managed tannins drift away nicely. This Merlot was still showing nicely on day 2 when it paired very well with my veal parmigiana. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Combining lovely structure and alluring appeal, this is a classic expression of Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot. Intense aromas of ripe cherry, plum and black fig rise from the glass, underscored by hints of leather and cedar. On the palate, it is lush and supple, with bright acidity and velvety tannins supporting layers of raspberry and black cherry, as well as hints of coffee and chocolate that carry through on the long finish.

Organic status: not organic

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