2015 Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley

$44.95

If you’ve ever wondered why Duckhorn is justly famous for Merlot, here’s your chance to see why! Voluptuously built, studded with red cherries and whiffs of tobacco, tiramisu, and sumptuous black plums, this is downright scrumptious stuff, perfect for the Friday night reboot with a steak and a risotto.

As Duckhorn Vineyards approaches their 40th anniversary, the estate’s reputation has never been better. Ask any wine lover, and they’re sure to know the name Duckhorn. That’s at least due, in part, to their dedication to making great Merlot as a stand-out varietal wine from the beginning. They were the first house to take Merlot seriously, and their efforts were rewarded by essentially becoming the benchmark for that varietal in California. If there was going to be one high-end Merlot on a sommelier’s wine list, more often than not, it was Duckhorn. Dan and Margaret Duckhorn founded Duckhorn Vineyards in 1978 with several hundred cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and have long been recognized as one of Napa Valleys’ leading lights as a premier producer of Bordeaux varietal wines. Explore other brands from the Duckhorn Family including Paraduxx and Goldeneye

Varietal:
Merlot
Winemaker:
Renee Ary
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
15 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 40% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1WDUC15ME3