Duckhorn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Merlot

9.512 ratings
9.51 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jay Ryan

Thank you Bill Murray. Delicious.

Thank you Bill Murray. Delicious.

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2014
S.R.Alexander

Massive smooth merlot dressed as a cab. Mountain fruit is the best fruit

Massive smooth merlot dressed as a cab. Mountain fruit is the best fruit

Feb 8th, 2016
Jim McCusker

Holding up remarkably well for a 14+ year old merlot, this is a classic from Duckhorn. I've always thought their merlots from the 90s and early 2000s were benchmarks, and this Howell Mountain offering confirms it. Still has impressive fruit on the nose, there are beautiful secondary flavors that evolve after a little bit of time in the glass. Definitely past peak - if you have this I wouldn't let it sit too much longer - but it is just a great example of an older merlot from one of the reference points in Napa.

Holding up remarkably well for a 14+ year old merlot, this is a classic from Duckhorn. I've always thought their merlots from the 90s and early 2000s were benchmarks, and this Howell Mountain offering confirms it. Still has impressive fruit on the nose, there are beautiful secondary flavors that evolve after a little bit of time in the glass. Definitely past peak - if you have this I wouldn't let it sit too much longer - but it is just a great example of an older merlot from one of the reference points in Napa.

Jan 5th, 2016
Lyndsey Ryan

"The fruit is alive and well in this one" -Jay

"The fruit is alive and well in this one" -Jay

Jan 2nd, 2015
Jayme Spicciatie

Delicious, great xmas eve wine with the Spicciatie family

Delicious, great xmas eve wine with the Spicciatie family

Dec 25th, 2014
Rachel Moore

Our rehearsal dinner wine. Delicious then and delicious now. Love!

Our rehearsal dinner wine. Delicious then and delicious now. Love!

Dec 14th, 2014
Jeff D.

Jeff had this 5 years ago

Jeff had this 5 years ago

Apr 23rd, 2016
William Murray

William had this 7 years ago

William had this 7 years ago

Feb 2nd, 2014
William Murray

William had this 7 years ago

William had this 7 years ago

Dec 31st, 2013