2006 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Stout Vineyard Merlot

2006 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Stout Vineyard Merlot

Appellation
Napa Valley

Type
Red
Varietal
Merlot
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The product of a stunning Merlot vintage, this wine personifies what Stout Vineyard is known for—intensity and extraction.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
1 Estate Vineyard - Stout Vineyard
Production Notes
Varietal Content 94% Merlot 6% Cabernet Sauvignon Cooperage 100% French Oak, Chateau-Style Barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 100% New
Winemaker Notes
At this youthful stage, the aromas are tightly wound, but as the wine opens up it exhibits complex notes of cedar, cranberry, red licorice, cardamom and wild herbs. The cranberry flavors are echoed on the palate, alongside robust elements of Bing cherry, blackberry, currant, spicy plum and milk chocolate. These flavors are accentuated by balanced natural acidity and framed by ample, ripe, mountain tannins, producing a Merlot with exceptional aging potential.
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: October 2009
Wine Specs
Vintage
2006
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Stout Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 14 – October 31, 2006
Sugar
26.8° Brix
Acid
Titratable Acidity: 0.65 g/100ml
pH
3.45
Aging
18 Months
Bottling Date
July 2008
Alcohol %
14.5
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