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2000 Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 87 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Merlot

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SKU: 49580-2000-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    ($46) Good medium ruby. Black fruits, violet, smoked meat, dark chocolate and a hint of bell pepper on the nose. Firm-edged, fairly dense flavors of black plum, baking chocolate and fresh herbs offer a nicely restrained sweetness. Finishes with firm tannins and good shape.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Pleasantly balanced, with ripe currant, plum and black cherry fruit, revealing depth and concentration, with a long, rich, earthy aftertaste. 18,300 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    The straightforward 2000 Merlot reveals a black cherry-scented bouquet with hints of coffee and cocoa. Medium-bodied, forward, and slightly tannic, it is best consumed over the next 5-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Co-founded in 1976 by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn, Duckhorn Wine Company includes Duckhorn Vineyards, Paraduxx, and Goldeneye Winery. Their Duckhorn Vineyards estate is renowned for its Bordeaux varietal wines and since 1982 has also produced a Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Duckhorn commits itself to source the finest fruit in the Napa Valley and subsequently has purchased several properties to join the estate vineyard program. Currently the winery owns six estate vineyards along the slopes of Howell Mountain. Winemakers at Duckhorn aim to treat each vineyard block individually, bringing an artisan's approach to the winery. The winemaker may blend as many as 200 unique distinct lots and use up to 25 types of oak (mostly French) in the final barrel aging. Duckhorn's sister label, Decoy, is a unique blend of Bordeaux varietals that varies from year to year.

    Paraduxx was created for the estate's winemakers to express themselves outside of Duckhorn's Bordeaux-style focus. The wine is a Napa Valley red blend consisting primarily of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Goldeneye Winery and its sister label, Migration, produce Pinot Noir sourced from cool weather fruit in Mendocino County's Anderson Valley.

    See other similar producers:Miner Family,Robert Mondavi,Ridge Vineyards

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 160 bottles owned
    • 60 collectors