Easy drinking wine. Perfect for breakfast in bed or watching the early news on tv. — 2 days ago
Well balanced, easy drinking, smooth Merlot. Not too astringent and aromas are heavy with red berry and black fruit. Nice dark ruby coloration that's typical of merlot. Oak components are barely noticeable, which makes this very fruity glass enjoyable even to the novice.
Food pairing: italian pasta with marinara
Situation pairing: Dinner date. Maybe ecen one to enjoy on a first date. — 17 days ago
A wine we received from our engagement party. Sweet at first, and too the point the rest of the way through. I will definitely revisit! — 11 days ago
The Mercer Malbec looks dark ruby in the glass. The nose offers some beautiful dark fruit - plums, blackberries and currant - and sticks a lovely dose of French oak in there. A nice, savory hint of black olives lurks in the background. The palate is just as enjoyable, with a fruity focus augmented by peppery spice and cinnamon. This is a wine that will be a hit at the holiday table, no doubt. It's a festive, fun red that can hold its own with the standing rib roast. — 6 days ago
Nice ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Fruity nose of sour cherries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, eucalyptus and black pepper.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with cherries, plums, sweet strawberries, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, vinaigrette, earth, wet leaves, light alcohol, cloves, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Spicy finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.
This Napa Merlot is drinking very nicely now. Showing nice complexity, balance and a great mouthfeel. Enjoyable by itself or with food like BBQ steak. Much spicier than I expected it to be.
Could use a few more years in the bottle to mature and get even better.
Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins.
Aged for 18 months in small oak barrels.
13.5% alcohol by volume. — 10 days ago
Wow. Was kind of expecting this to be a bit further down the hill, but what a great surprise. Definitely in the “drink now” category, this is an absolutely classic example of what Duckhorn has done so well over the years: making interesting, layered, terrific merlots. No doubt due in part to attention to detail (check out that 15-year-old cork!), this wine has a degree of liveliness on the palate that I never expected given this wine’s age (and after an hour this is still going strong). I haven’t had a Duckhorn wine from a vintage more recent than a decade ago, but if they’re still making wine like this...wow. — 7 days ago
2015 - smooth, good food wine at a great value — a day ago