2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot Stout Vineyard

2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot Stout Vineyard

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SKU: EMS1375

Stout Vineyard is located at approximately 1,700 feet in the Howell Mountain appellation–one of the Napa Valley’s most sought-after, ultra-premium winegrowing regions. As a result of its elevation, topography, soils and climate, Howell Mountain consistently produces a dark, dense and structured Merlot displaying rich wild berry and herb characteristics. In keeping with its mountain origins, this wine is supported by ample tannins, yielding a complex, age-worthy expression of Merlot.

Wine Spectator
94
Wine Enthusiast
91

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Merlot Cooperage 100% French Oak, Chateau-Style Barrels (60 gallons) Barrel Aging: 18 Months Age of Barrels: 85% new oak, 15% neutral
Winemaker Notes
Beginning with aromas of blueberry, mahogany, leather, violet and nutmeg, this lovely Merlot evolves in the glass, slowly revealing itself in fascinating layers. On the palate, flavors of black raspberry, currant, cocoa powder and licorice, are underscored by hints of cedar and earth, as well as firm Howell Mountain tannins and a velvety texture.
Production
The 2013 harvest was early, even and excellent with all of our Estate fruit in the winery by October 10th. A warm dry spring brought an early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. In the weeks after Labor Day, a moderate heat event followed by a period of perfect weather created a dream scenario for end-of-season ripening. Rain was not a factor, and for the second vintage in a row, the quality of the grapes was exceptional throughout Napa Valley.
Other Notes
Released: September 2016

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Stout Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 28 – October 4, 2013
Sugar
26.5° Brix
Acid
0.56 g/100ml
pH
3.70
Bottling Date
July 2015
Alcohol %
14.6
Wine Spectator
94
Wine Enthusiast
91

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$95.00
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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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