2019 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Carneros Merlot Hyde Vineyard
Planted in 1979, the Hyde family’s iconic vineyard in the cool Carneros region of Napa Valley is famous for producing some of the finest grapes in California. Sourced from two of the vineyard’s most coveted Merlot blocks, this stunning wine offers a plush, elegant mouthfeel and pure, energetic flavors of red currant, cherry, plum and pomegranate.
Spotlighting the alluring character and complexity that have established Hyde Vineyard as one of America’s iconic winegrowing sites, this wonderfully approachable Merlot offers intense aromas of cranberry, red plum, vibrant cherry and strawberry. The dazzling red fruit layers continue on the lush, flowing palate, where soft, supple tannins and a streak of lively acidity frame the generous fruit as hints of cedar, cinnamon and sage emerge during a long, mouth-watering finish.
2019 brought another exceptional vintage to Napa Valley, resulting in wines with alluring polish and poise! The season began with a wet winter followed by a mild spring. While this led to a slightly later-than-normal start to the season, ideal summer weather with no significant heat spikes ensured ideal flavor development, yielding complex and vibrant whites, and refined reds with elegant tannins, enticing aromatics and beautiful fruit flavors.
0.57 g/100 ml
Aged 16 months in 100% French oak 50% new, 50% neutral