2014 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot Rector Creek Vineyard

2014 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot Rector Creek Vineyard

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SKU: EMR1475

Rector Creek Vineyard is located north of the town of Yountville along the Silverado Trail. A unique climate featuring a cooling afternoon breeze combined with Rector Creek’s rocky alluvial soils creates excellent growing conditions for the vines. As a result, Rector Creek produces an elegant expression of Merlot with attractive blueberry and allspice aromatics, velvety structure and refined character highlighting classic notes of spicy plum.

Wine Profile

Winemaker Notes
Once again, Rector Creek yielded a complex and alluring Merlot with head-turning aromas of plum, red currant, violet, cherry and fennel seed. On the palate, it is soft and supple, with silky tannins framing flavors of jammy red fruit, sweet vanilla cream and licorice. Lovely acidity adds a beautiful brightness to the long, satisfying chocolate and spice finish
Production
Here in Napa Valley, the 2014 growing season delivered our third exceptional vintage in a row, yielding wines with ideal concentration, elegant tannins and lovely varietal flavors. Though the 2013/2014 winter was one of the driest on record, heavy rains in February and March provided the vines much-needed moisture at just the right time. A warm spring triggered an early budbreak, and perfect weather throughout the summer allowed the grapes to achieve ideal ripeness with pure, focused flavors and resolved tannins. Harvest began on August 5th and ended on October 15th, and though it was quite compact, we were able to pick all of our grapes based solely on flavor, resulting in another fantastic vintage.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rector Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 3 - October 9
Sugar
25.4° Brix
Acid
0.53 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.74
Alcohol %
14.5

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$98.00
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SKU: EMR1475

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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