Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot

9.11112 ratings
9.0117 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Top Notes For
Matt Austin

Cellar Master @ Dunham Cellars, Walla Walla, WA

8.2

Drinkable, but well past prime.

Drinkable, but well past prime.

Aug 27th, 2017
David Gissen

I wish they still made it this way.

I wish they still made it this way.

5 people found it helpfulJan 9th, 2013
Corey Zamora, CSW

Tried it blind, nose smelled new world, but the palate had me thinking right bank. Very true to the varietal

Tried it blind, nose smelled new world, but the palate had me thinking right bank. Very true to the varietal

2 people found it helpfulJun 13th, 2014
Jordan Gianelli

Could've pushed this one 4-7 more years, but still a great glass of wine!

Could've pushed this one 4-7 more years, but still a great glass of wine!

2 people found it helpfulMar 22nd, 2014
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Living large, just like Dennis...Husband, father, friend, pilot, cowboy, sailor, and businessman. A man's man, a great dancer, and inspiration all around. RIP Dennis Kirwan. See you on the other side

Living large, just like Dennis...Husband, father, friend, pilot, cowboy, sailor, and businessman. A man's man, a great dancer, and inspiration all around. RIP Dennis Kirwan. See you on the other side

1 person found it helpfulMay 13th, 2017
Ry

Winemaker Chateau Ghetto, Cellar Stag's Leap Wine Cellars,

8.6

Not too shab. Smooth, very Merlot from Napa Valley. Definitely needs a few years to lay down.

Not too shab. Smooth, very Merlot from Napa Valley. Definitely needs a few years to lay down.

Apr 8th, 2017
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.0

A birthday Duckhorn Merlot retrospective for my sister, beginning with her birth year :)

A birthday Duckhorn Merlot retrospective for my sister, beginning with her birth year :)

Mar 20th, 2017
Sean Genn

Rich core of dark and red fruit with mocha and oak flavors in the background.

Rich core of dark and red fruit with mocha and oak flavors in the background.

Jul 10th, 2016
Cory Fierro

2012 vintage. Beautiful dark ruby color. Red and blue fruits with some organic earth on the nose. Dry but juicy on the palate with bursting red fruits. This is a really drinkable merlot that, for me, doesn't make me excited to try it again.

2012 vintage. Beautiful dark ruby color. Red and blue fruits with some organic earth on the nose. Dry but juicy on the palate with bursting red fruits. This is a really drinkable merlot that, for me, doesn't make me excited to try it again.

Jun 1st, 2016
Stacy Markow

So true to the varietal.

So true to the varietal.

Mar 21st, 2016