Duckhorn 2017 Merlot, Napa Valley


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Not just an entrepreneur but a true visionary, Dan Duckhorn was the first Napa winemaker to see the potential for Merlot as not just something to blend with Cabernet but as the primary grape in a great Napa Valley wine. He founded his winery on that premise and the rest is history. No other Merlot from California has achieved the success, the accolades or the following that Duckhorn enjoys. The wines are always highly allocated and snapped up by legions of loving admirers. The 2017 is their 40th Anniversary release, a blend of 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 0.5% Malbec aged in 100% French oak- 40% new.Wine Review Online scored this 92 points saying “This wine is an empire builder if ever there was one. As Duckhorn celebrates their 40th harvest with the 2017 vintage, it’s worth noting again that they’ve stuck with the date that they came to the dance with through years of ups and downs. If you’re a true fan of Merlot, you know this wine…


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