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About Duckhorn Vineyards
Founded in 1976 by Santa Rosa native Dan Duckhorn, Duckhorn Vineyards was one of California's standard-setters for Merlot in the early 1980s. Over the years, Duckhorn has expanded both its output and its vineyard holdings, with seven estate vineyards on Howell Mountain and the Napa Valley floor and four vineyards in Anderson Valley, Mendocino County. Though production is high in volume (100,000-plus cases/year) it remains high in quality.
92 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
89(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2007
($95) Deep, saturated ruby.Blackberry, sassafras and licorice on the nose.Deep, sweet and lush but with a juicy character and good floral lift to the black fruit and licorice flavors.Finishes with firm-edged tannins whose youthful toughness argues for a few years of cellaring.