|Taste||black plum, rhubarb crumble and chocolate|
After falling in love with Merlot during a visit to Bordeaux, Dan Duckhorn started producing Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot in 1978. In the years since, grapes from the Napa portion of Carneros have played a pivotal role in our Napa Valley Merlot program. Influenced by the cooling effect of the Pacific Ocean, Carneros is ideally suited for growing exceptional Merlot, yielding a wine with beautiful structure, velvety texture and lovely layers of plum and mulberry.
Enticing aromas of cherry, wild strawberry, cranberry, raspberry and pomegranate leap from the glass, followed by hints of sweet leather, rhubarb, bay leaf and baking spices. On the palate, this wine is plush and inviting, with energetic acidity and dusty, fine-grained tannins providing structure and nuance to the voluptuous red fruit flavors, while carrying the wine to polished berry and spice finish.