2006 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Rector Creek Vineyard Merlot
2006 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Rector Creek Vineyard Merlot
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The wine is finely textured, with a seamless tannin structure that leads to a satisfying bitter chocolate finish.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
1 Estate Vineyard - Rector Creek Vineyard
Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Merlot Cooperage 100% French Oak, Chateau-Style Barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 100% New
Winemaker Notes
As one of the coolest vineyards in our Estate program, Rector Creek benefits from a slightly longer growing season. The climate and the site’s rocky alluvial soils combine to produce Merlot known for its underlying blueberry and floral elements, velvety structure and refined character. These qualities are all on display, alongside red-fruit layers of cherry, red currant and rhubarb, as well as notes of leather, spearmint and spice.
Production
The 2006 growing season was marked by a very mild summer with a mid-July heat spike that accelerated ripening. Mild temperatures continued throughout the fall allowing for a moderately paced harvest. The long growing season brought complex and intense flavor and aroma development.
Other Notes
Released: May 2009
Wine Specs
Vintage
2006
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rector Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 8 – October 31, 2006
Sugar
26.3° Brix
Acid
Titratable Acidity: 0.64 g/100ml
pH
3.32
Aging
18 Months
Bottling Date
July 2008
Alcohol %
14.5%
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