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2016 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot "Atlas Peak"

Duckhorn 2016 Atlas Peak Merlot

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Atlas Peak"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Atlas Peak

State or country: CA

Price: $78

Cases produced: 480

KWG Score: 93.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: February 22, 2020

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot from Atlas Peak is very good. It opens with a unique black cherry bouquet with hints of cigar box, gun powder and coconut. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a cinnamon tea with notes of plum. We also detected hints of bay leaf and rhubarb. The finish is dry and its flavors and mild tannins drifted away nicely. The Panel suggested pairing this Merlot with a Kona crusted filet. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: With its lush and alluring aromas, rich mouthfeel and bold flavors, this wine shows why. On the palate, layers of creme brulee, blackberry, blueberry, dark chocolate, licorice and baking spices are underscored by rustic, mountain tannins, which bring a lovely tension to the finish, while promising a long life in the cellar.

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