2000 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Merlot

2000 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Merlot

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This full-bodied, mouthfilling Estate Grown Merlot brings together grapes from five Estate vineyards.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Merlot Cooperage 100% French Oak, Chateau-Style Barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 100% New
Winemaker Notes
Aromas of blackberry, caramel and vanilla mingle with toasty oak, and an intriguing nutty character, inviting you to explore this wine. Upon tasting, rich sweet flavors of black cherry, cola and bittersweet chocolate coat your palate and lead to a creamy finish of ripe fruit and toast. This Merlot is approachable now but will continue to show well for at least the next ten years.
Production
The 2000 harvest year came early. After two late seasons in a row, it felt odd to be crushing grapes in August. The timing was deceiving as the harvest actually was lengthy, but the mild weather was ideal for maximum hang time for the grapes. The vintage had much in common with the 1997 vintage, with an early start and the larger than expected crop for white varieties. The fruit quality was outstanding and the resulting white wines exhibit a crisp acidity balanced with tropical fruit flavors. The quality of the red grapes bordered on greatness, with the resulting wines showing excellent depth and fruit.
Other Notes
Release Date: April 2003

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2000
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
August 25 - September 28, 2000
Sugar
26.1° Brix
Acid
Titratable Acidity: 0.46 g/100ml
pH
3.76
Aging
19 Months
Bottling Date
July 2002
Alcohol %
14.5

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Standard Bottle

750ml

5 - 5oz Glasses

Serves 2-4

Magnum

1.5 Liters

2 Standard Bottles

Serves 4-5

Double Magnum or Jeroboam

3 Liters

4 Standard Bottles

Serves 6-8

Imperial

6 Liters

8 Standard Bottles

Serves 12-16

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