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2019 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot "Napa Valley"

Duckhorn 2019 Napa Valley Merlot

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc & 1% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $58

Cases produced: 47,165

KWG Score: 92 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: August 19, 2022

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and medium purple colored Merlot from Napa opens with a ripe black cherry and cassis bouquet with hints of wet gravel, tobacco leaf, and faint cola. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and very approachable. The flavor profile is cassis and black cherry blend with notes of stony minerality. We also detected hints of oolong tea, blueberry, oak, and anise at the very end. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins drift away nicely. The Tasting Panel would pair this crowd pleasing and food friendly Merlot with a French dip sandwich or with roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: From its tantalizing aromas of ripe cherry and black plum to its fine-grained tannins and lively complexity, this is a lovely expression of Napa Valley Merlot. On the palate, the flavors are rich and fleshy, with luxurious layers of black currant, red licorice, fig compote, blueberry and crushed rose petal flowing to a long, elegant finish.

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