2005 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot

2005 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot

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Our Napa Valley Merlot is blended to capture the complexity and balance of a young wine, while embodying the diversity of the whole Napa Valley appellation

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 86% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot Cooperage 100% French Oak Château-style Barrels (60 Gallons) Age of Barrels: 40% new, 60% second vintage
Winemaker Notes
This medium-bodied wine offers a smooth, pleasing entry, integrated soft tannins, and a long finish. Lofty aromas of raspberry, red currant, blueberry, cherry cola, and delicate spice lead to polished flavors of blackberry, plum, black cherry, toast, and a hint of herb.
Production
The 2005 season began with a wet winter and spring; which led to annual rainfall totals that were well above average. We had an ideal fruit set, which produced an abundant number of full grape clusters. As a result, the vintage yielded exceptional fruit for the season. The harvest lasted over two months—into the early days of November. In many ways the 2005 season was reminiscent of 1997, which offered an abundant harvest of remarkable quality.
Other Notes
Release Date: September 2007

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2005
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 14 — November 1, 2005
Acid
0.59 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.37
Aging
16 Months
Fermentation
8-10 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
April 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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