92pts James Suckling
Aromas of plums, redcurrants, baking spice and dried roses. Medium-bodied with velvety tannins. Vibrant acidity articulates the juicy red fruit and berries. A hint of herbal character adds pleasant savoriness, too. Drink now.
92pts Wilfred Wong
The 2019 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot offers a smooth and delectable ride on the palate. This wine excels with aromas and flavors of black fruit, earthy notes, and a suggestion of oak. Enjoy it with grilled lamb kebabs.
From its tantalizing aromas of ripe cherry and black plum to its fine-grained tannins and lively complexity, this is a lovely expression of Napa Valley Merlot. On the palate, the flavors are rich and fleshy, with luxurious layers of black currant, red licorice, fig compote, blueberry and crushed rose petal flowing to a long, elegant finish.