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Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot, Napa Valley, California
92 Points

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Vintage: 2017
BC: $72.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -558239
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WineScores' Review

Icon, fragrant, seductive.
An iconic wine from one of Napa's most treasured producers, the 2017 marks Duckhorn's 40th vintage. This Merlot dominant blend comes from a selection of estate and independent producer vineyards in the valley and is comprised of Varietal Composition: 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Malbec that was aged in French oak, 40% new, 60% neutral.
Plums and black raspberry, vanilla, licorice, brown spices, pipe tobacco. chocolate and purple flower aromas describe the nose. It is fresh and supple, smooth and quite opulent. Seductive and complete it has a polished woven finish with sweet tannins

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Wedding Wines, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, First Date, Cheese - Soft/Creamy

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-09-25 19:09:58.0


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