Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot 2015

$54.99

One of California's most popular Merlots - get the new release while it's still available. 92 Points Wine Spectator:  "Outstanding;a wine of superior character and style Plush and rich-tasting, with finely interwoven flavors of dark cherry, plum tart and blackberry accented by cocoa powder notes.” The Duckhorn 2015 Napa Valley Merlot is one of the finest Merlots we've ever tasted.  Blended to offer the complexity and balance of a young wine, while embodying the diversity of the whole Napa Valley appellation. This wine is medium-bodied and balanced with a smooth entry, integrated soft tannins, and a long finish. The aroma is lifted with raspberry, red currant, blueberry, cherry cola, and delicate spice. The flavors are polished with blackberry, plum, black cherry, toast, and a hint of herb.  If you are a die-hard Cabernet lover this is a Merlot for you.

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Ratings on Delectable

Boris Mathiszik Delectable Pro

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

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

9.2

Ainsley Clement Delectable Pro

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.

9.1

Greg Giere Delectable Pro

Not terribly exciting

Not terribly exciting

Tin Le

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.

9.2

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...

9.0

Jacob Shultz

Very nice smooth and elegant Merlot

Very nice smooth and elegant Merlot

9.2

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.

9.0

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.

8.8

Kellie Dolan

Notes of black cherry, blueberry and raspberry. Earthy notes on the finish.

Notes of black cherry, blueberry and raspberry. Earthy notes on the finish.

8.8

yan ho

with jon and lee family, ct 8/18/19

with jon and lee family, ct 8/18/19

8.9

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