93pts Wilfred Wong
The 2018 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot is packed, elevated, and substantive on the palate. This wine shows up with power in its aromas and flavors of black fruit, licorice, and oak. Try it with a juicy Himalayan salt and black pepper-accented, grilled ribeye.
A classic expression of Napa Valley Merlot, this wine offers alluring aromas of lush cherry, raspberry, cocoa and freshly baked pie crust. The cherry and raspberry notes are echoed on the silky palate, where fine-grained tannins and flavors of ripe plum, blueberry, licorice and subtle baking spice draw the wine to a long, elegant finish.