The 2015 growing season yielded a classic expression of Napa Valley Merlot, with a fleshy entry and juicy layers of Bing cherry, raspberry, and plum, along with hints of blueberry, cedar, vanilla, and clove. Underscored by polished tannins, the juiciness of the entry evolves into a lush, silky texture that carries the flavors to a long, generous finish marked by notes of freshly ground coffee beans with a splash of ripe, red cherry.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: Duckhorn Vineyards wrote the book on Merlot and have become incredibly consistent in producing top quality Merlots. The 2015 Napa Valley Merlot is right on target. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits beautifully ripened fruit and excellent balance. Its aromas and flavors of ripe red fruits, an accent of oak, and excellent palate tension make it a superb choice with a juicy ribeye. (Tasted: September 10, 2018, San Francisco, CA)
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