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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.
88 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008
($52) Good deep red-ruby. Dark berries, sweet oak and a minty nuance on the nose. Suave and fine-grained, with slightly edgy but essentially supple flavors of redcurrant, mocha, graphite and oak. Finishes with substantial fine, dusty tannins and good length.
82 Points | Wine Spectator
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