2006 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Merlot
2006 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Merlot
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This full-bodied, mouthfilling Merlot brings together grapes from five Estate vineyards to create a robust, layered wine, notable for its fruit intensity, soft, integrated tannins and bright acidity.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
5 Estate Vineyards (Monitor Ledge, Rector Creek, Patzimaro, Stout and Cork Tree)
Production Notes
Varietal Content 86% Merlot 9% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc Cooperage 100% French Oak, Chateau-Style Barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 100% New
Winemaker Notes
Crafted around a core of grapes from our Rector Creek Vineyard, it displays beautiful blueberry and floral notes underscored by fresh red berry and pomegranate elements from Monitor Ledge. Our Stout and Patzimaro vineyards add depth, complexity and subtle hints of wild herbs, while our Cork Tree Vineyard contributes a velvety mid-palate and touches of plum 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: April 2009
Wine Specs
Vintage
2006
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 14 – October 31, 2006
Sugar
26.7° Brix
Acid
Titratable Acidity: 0.65 g/100ml
pH
3.29
Aging
18 Months
Bottling Date
July 2008
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
94
Robert Parker
94
Wine & Spirits
90
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