2005 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Merlot

2005 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Merlot

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This full-bodied Merlot offers ripe, seductive flavors, well-integrated tannins and a sophisticated palate structure.

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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 84% Merlot 13% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Cabernet Franc 1% Petit Verdot Cooperage 100% French Oak, Chateau-Style Barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 100% New
Winemaker Notes
The bouquet reveals layered aromatics of plum, vanilla bean and spice, as well as evocative notes of saddle leather, tobacco leaf and rich, moist earth. On the palate, these elements lead to rich blackberry, red cherry and mocha flavors, complemented by inviting notes of blueberry, loganberry and currant.
Production
The 2005 season began with a wet winter and spring, which led to annual rainfall totals that were well above average. In many ways the 2005 season was reminiscent of the excellent 1997 vintage, which offered an abundant harvest of remarkable quality.
Other Notes
Released: April 2008

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2005
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 14 - October 31, 2005
Sugar
26.7° Brix
Acid
Titratable Acidity: 0.72 g/100ml
pH
3.38
Aging
20 Months
Bottling Date
July 2007
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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