Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot

9.065 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
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
Boris Mathiszik

Duckhorn Merlot is always solid. Very consistent from vintage to vintage. Elegant.

Duckhorn Merlot is always solid. Very consistent from vintage to vintage. Elegant.

Jan 29th, 2019
Ainsley Clement

Once this wine opened up after a 30 min decant, it was superb! Aromas of clay pot, leather, blackberries, cherries and spices. Palette was delighted with cherries, clay pot, fruitcake and anise. Supple tannins and medium acidity.

Once this wine opened up after a 30 min decant, it was superb! Aromas of clay pot, leather, blackberries, cherries and spices. Palette was delighted with cherries, clay pot, fruitcake and anise. Supple tannins and medium acidity.

Jan 2nd, 2019
Greg Giere

Not terribly exciting

Not terribly exciting

Feb 19th, 2019
Kapyrick Wine

v18. Very nice. …. Soft white pepper and smashed black cherry nose. Rich, bold, black cherry and blackberry fruit. Smooth, tight, mocha, cola, and leather and ground pepper finish.

v18. Very nice. …. Soft white pepper and smashed black cherry nose. Rich, bold, black cherry and blackberry fruit. Smooth, tight, mocha, cola, and leather and ground pepper finish.

Jul 11th, 2021
Emily Steedman

Finally enjoying the Duckhorn merlot. Surprisingly good for a Merlot!

Finally enjoying the Duckhorn merlot. Surprisingly good for a Merlot!

Jun 6th, 2021
Tin Le
9.2

Very smooth, great taste, berry aromas. I really enjoyed this wine and would purchase again.

Very smooth, great taste, berry aromas. I really enjoyed this wine and would purchase again.

Apr 29th, 2020
Patricia Schnitzer

January 12, 2020. Tucson. This was TTW Wine of the month, Dec 2019. Brought to AZ for the holidays and to share with my favorite wine critic and fellow old world wine lover. We are, BTW left bank Bordeaux fans. In blind tasting my fav critic says “Tastes like a California wine.” We did, nonetheless, enjoy it. Not bad for a right bank imitation Bordeaux. Will still spend my money in the old world. Hope my cellar outlasts the tariffs...😬

January 12, 2020. Tucson. This was TTW Wine of the month, Dec 2019. Brought to AZ for the holidays and to share with my favorite wine critic and fellow old world wine lover. We are, BTW left bank Bordeaux fans. In blind tasting my fav critic says “Tastes like a California wine.” We did, nonetheless, enjoy it. Not bad for a right bank imitation Bordeaux. Will still spend my money in the old world. Hope my cellar outlasts the tariffs...😬

Jan 15th, 2020
Jacob Shultz

Very nice smooth and elegant Merlot

Very nice smooth and elegant Merlot

Oct 25th, 2019
Jeff Orlowski

Ten months on from the last bottle, this remains smooth, dark, and lush. Duckhorn Merlot is a standby for me and 2015 was a lovely vintage.

Ten months on from the last bottle, this remains smooth, dark, and lush. Duckhorn Merlot is a standby for me and 2015 was a lovely vintage.

Oct 12th, 2019
Ray Vanderhoff

Plummy fruit with hints of baked herbs and Forrest Floor. Oaky notes. Alcohol really came through on the finish, which did make the wine a bit sharp.

Plummy fruit with hints of baked herbs and Forrest Floor. Oaky notes. Alcohol really came through on the finish, which did make the wine a bit sharp.

Oct 9th, 2019