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Duckhorn Estate Grown Merlot 2000

Duckhorn Estate Grown Merlot 2000

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Price: $94.99 $84.99
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Item No. 59347
    Ratings Pedigree:
    • 2002
    • W&S93
    • ST92
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    Winemaker's Notes

    The 2000 harvest year came early. After two late seasons in a row, it felt odd to be crushing grapes in August. The timing was deceiving as the harvest actually was lengthy, but the mild weather was ideal for maximum hang time for the grapes. The vintage had much in common with the 1997 vintage, with an early start and the larger than expected crop for white varieties. The fruit quality was outstanding and the resulting white wines exhibit a crisp acidity balanced with tropical fruit flavors. The quality of the red grapes bordered on greatness, with the resulting wines showing excellent depth and fruit.

    Aromas of blackberry, caramel and vanilla mingle with toasty oak, and an intriguing nutty character, inviting you to explore this wine. Upon tasting, rich sweet flavors of black cherry, cola and bittersweet chocolate coat your palate and lead to a creamy finish of ripe fruit and toast. This Merlot is approachable now but will continue to show well for at least the next ten years.

    Learn About Duckhorn Map ItMap It

    Founded in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting Bordeaux varietals from the Napa Valley for over 30 years. This winemaking tradition has grown to include seven estate vineyards, located throughout the various microclimates of the Napa Valley. Focused on quality and consistency, these estate vineyards are an essential element in making wines of distinction. One of the first...

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    Learn About Napa Valley

    It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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    Learn About Merlot

    Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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