Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot

9.1176 ratings
9.019 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Time for #MerlotThursday... 😃

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, cedar, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, eucalyptus, peppercorn, earth and black tea.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Merlot from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Rich and smooth. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food.

I loved the nose here, and kept on smelling on it for a while. This is a Merlot for the Cabernet lover, with teeth staining color.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins. (60 minutes).

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 88% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 15 months in 25% new French Oak barrels.

Drank from a half a bottle. Delicious and yummy.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$55.

Time for #MerlotThursday... 😃

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, cedar, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, eucalyptus, peppercorn, earth and black tea.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Merlot from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Rich and smooth. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food.

I loved the nose here, and kept on smelling on it for a while. This is a Merlot for the Cabernet lover, with teeth staining color.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins. (60 minutes).

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 88% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 15 months in 25% new French Oak barrels.

Drank from a half a bottle. Delicious and yummy.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$55.

Aug 30th, 2018
Paul Weil

Disappointing. This is overpriced but mediocre Napa Merlot.

Disappointing. This is overpriced but mediocre Napa Merlot.

Mar 3rd, 2018
Gregg Gordon

Still the best goto Merlot out there

Still the best goto Merlot out there

Nov 24th, 2017
Dante Mondavi

Vintner R A E N Winery

8.7

Love me some merlot ! Great Napa style

Love me some merlot ! Great Napa style

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2017
Matthew Marcino

Standard | Solid

Standard | Solid

Jan 2nd, 2017
Makoto Someya

Oak. Vanilla? aroma. Strong structure. Spicy. Concentrated. That’s merlot. One hour, it started showing various flavor, chocolate. 2nd day, much better. Much deep. @1200/375, Winona - XH, 190310-190314

Oak. Vanilla? aroma. Strong structure. Spicy. Concentrated. That’s merlot. One hour, it started showing various flavor, chocolate. 2nd day, much better. Much deep. @1200/375, Winona - XH, 190310-190314

Mar 10th, 2019
Bobbi Jo Broxson

One of the few Merlots we drink. Delicious with my veal chop.

One of the few Merlots we drink. Delicious with my veal chop.

Jan 28th, 2019
Ian Riach

Love this wine! Solid full bodied merlot with a little cabernet Sauvignon blended in. Lots of dark berry and some spice and leather. One of my desert island wines.

Love this wine! Solid full bodied merlot with a little cabernet Sauvignon blended in. Lots of dark berry and some spice and leather. One of my desert island wines.

Jan 6th, 2019
Michael Djerf

Rich. Oak. Delicious. Every time

Rich. Oak. Delicious. Every time

Sep 15th, 2018
Dario Scimeca

I was staring to think that Duckhorn was losing it a bit but looks like I was wrong

I was staring to think that Duckhorn was losing it a bit but looks like I was wrong

Jul 21st, 2018