Wine Enthusiast 88 points - Supple and nimbly structured, with appealing notes of red currant and spiced cedar. A hint of tannins frames the finish. Drink now through 2019. 31,800 cases made.
A substantial Merlot, with a well-defined structure, firm tannins, and good length on the palate, this wine stands as a counterpoint to the bevy of sappy, candied California Merlots whose only charm comes from their sugar.
|Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent more than 30 years establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.