Duckhorn Vineyards

Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot

California Napa Valley United States North America
Tasting Notes
Technical Details

From its tempting aromas of ripe cherry and black raspberry to its sweet, dusty tannins and supple texture, this a lush and expansive expression of Napa Valley Merlot. Luxurious flavors of black plum, rhubarb crumble and chocolate-covered raspberry mingle with hints of graphite and clove on the long, vibrant finish.

A grape blend of 82% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.4% Cabernet Franc, 0.4% Petit Verdot, and 0.2% Malbec.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.

Dan and Margaret Duckhorn found Duckhorn Vineyards, which becomes one of the first 40 Napa Valley wineries. They also purchase our original 10-acre property in beautiful St. Helena. Named Marleeā€™s Vineyard, after Margaret, this idyllic property will later become home to the beautiful Duckhorn Vineyards Estate House.


Our Napa Valley Merlot is a complex blend of several individual vineyard lots, incorporating fruit from our estate vineyards and from top independent growers throughout the Napa Valley. The final wine is a rich and cohesive expression of the entire Napa Valley, reflecting the varied microclimates and soils of this unique appellation. Oak Profile: 100% French oak- 40% new, 60% neutral.

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with beef, lamb, and veal.

• Available Size: 1.5L (6 pc) & 6L (1 pc) & 750mL (12 pc)
• Organic
• Sustainable
• Type: Wines
• Sub-type: Wines
• Class: Red
• ABV%: 14.5 – 93

"The 2018 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot is packed, elevated, and substantive on the palate. TASTING NOTES; This wine shows up with power in its aromas and flavors of black fruit, licorice, and oak. Try it with a juicy Himalayan salt and black pepper-accented, grilled ribeye."

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