Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot 2016

$51.99

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 2016 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

Jonathan Wall Delectable Pro

If you talk Merlot it’s either: better or not as good as Duckhorn. And only the greats are worthy as better. The ‘16 is deep and long. But needed lots of air to open new dimensions (second night was best). I’ll try to wait about 5 years for the next bottle (nah).

If you talk Merlot it’s either: better or not as good as Duckhorn. And only the greats are worthy as better. The ‘16 is deep and long. But needed lots of air to open new dimensions (second night was best). I’ll try to wait about 5 years for the next bottle (nah).

9.2

Ron R Delectable Pro

Wow, Duckhorn Is back! Mo and I aligned on the score. 2016 Merlot - Get some!!!

Wow, Duckhorn Is back! Mo and I aligned on the score. 2016 Merlot - Get some!!!

9.3

Tom Casagrande Delectable Pro

I WILL drink a fucking Merlot (if it’s Duckhorn). Dark, ripe, plummy fruit, dark roasted herbs, and deep gravelly-ness. Very clingy and savory. Great purity and length. I have missed out by not buying good Cali Merlot for a long time.

I WILL drink a fucking Merlot (if it’s Duckhorn). Dark, ripe, plummy fruit, dark roasted herbs, and deep gravelly-ness. Very clingy and savory. Great purity and length. I have missed out by not buying good Cali Merlot for a long time.

9.2

Jeremy.Buss

Still learning to enjoy Merlot and Duckhorn is one of my favs!! Love the spices, dark berries, modest tannins.

Still learning to enjoy Merlot and Duckhorn is one of my favs!! Love the spices, dark berries, modest tannins.

9.2

Matt Harwood

Fine.

Fine.

8.0

eamon gallagher

Tasty, a bit smokey.

Tasty, a bit smokey.

8.8

Mark

A little flat

A little flat

8.9

Justin Payne

2016 Once it opens up, which takes about an hour, it’s full of complex notes.

2016 Once it opens up, which takes about an hour, it’s full of complex notes.

8.5

Ericsson

Sunday grilling with the father of Napa Merlots. Perfect ruby red color, vibrant rim. Black cherry, plum and vanilla on the nose. The mouthfeel is immediately voluptuous with more notes of black cherry, plum and hints of vanilla and dark chocolate. Extremely smooth and soft; so easy to drink it’s dreamy.

Sunday grilling with the father of Napa Merlots. Perfect ruby red color, vibrant rim. Black cherry, plum and vanilla on the nose. The mouthfeel is immediately voluptuous with more notes of black cherry, plum and hints of vanilla and dark chocolate. Extremely smooth and soft; so easy to drink it’s dreamy.

9.3

bader abdullah

Nice

Nice

9.0

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