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2002 Duckhorn Merlot Estate Grown

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 86 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Merlot

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SKU: 71048-2002-750

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$49.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($85) Good ruby-red. Aromas of roasted black fruits, smoke and meat. Sweet, layered, deep and rich, with lightly caramelized yet sappy flavors of black raspberry, tobacco, chocolate and meat. Finishes with substantial but lush tannins and excellent velvety yet juicy length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Generous in its delivery of supple currant, anise, earth and sage flavors. The texture is polished, with good richness and a long, focused finish that pulls it all together. 2,235 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 86

    The 2002 Merlot Estate possesses a dark ruby hue along with toasty oak and dark fruits in the nose. Although medium-bodied and short in the mouth, it reveals more nuances and character than its generic sibling. It should last for 3-4 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

    • 120 bottles owned
    • 43 collectors