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Powerful rich reds - MERLOT, Duckhorn. Napa Valley, California

2016 MERLOT, Duckhorn. Napa Valley, California

Bin: 602
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Grape Variety: 86% Merlot, 9.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc; aged for 16 months in 225l French oak barrels, of which 20% were new.
Producer: From their UK agent, Jamies Doidge MW of The Wine Treasury:
"Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent a quarter century establishing itself as one of North America's top producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. Duckhorn were unusual in making an early decision to focus on the production of Merlot. Though many Napa Valley wineries were using Merlot as a blending grape in the late seventies, few were exploring the potential of the varietal as a stand-alone wine. A great fan of Merlot since traveling to St. Emilion and Pomerol, Dan Duckhorn felt that this elegant varietal was under appreciated in North America and deserved more attention. The quality of Duckhorn Vineyards' wines has always been based on a commitment to selecting the finest fruit. The winery's seven estate vineyards are located in alluvial fans of the Napa Valley and on the slopes of Howell Mountain."
Old Bridge Rating: A really sophisticated example of a style once fashionable, now too often neglected.

£55.00 per bottle
£52.25 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£49.50 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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