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2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot "Napa Valley"

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 88% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon & 5% Cabernet Franc

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $54

Cases produced: 48,300

KWG Score: 92.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 25, 2017

Wine Review: This dark red colored Merlot from Napa opens with a mild pomegranate and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a ripe black cherry with notes of blueberry and mild oak. There is also a touch of pomegranate and red currant in the background. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins drift away nicely. This Merlot is food friendly and would pair nicely with Theresas meatloaf. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This gorgeous wine displays intense aromas of ripe cherry, followed by more nuanced elements of cedar, sweet spices, orange peel and cigar box. On the palate, layers of black raspberry and spiced plum mingle with more savory notes of nutmeg and pencil lead. With firm, well-integrated tannins that extend the finish, this beautifully structured Merlot also promises great ageability.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Duckhorn 2013 Napa Valley Merlot.

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