Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot 2003
Wine EnthusiastHere's a wonderfully rich, rewarding Merlot. It's as soft and creamy as melted chocolate mixed with blackcurrant jam and a sprinkle of creme de cassis, with a rich sprinkling of oaky vanilla, but fortunately, it has the acidic backbone needed for structure. This is a sexy wine.
Wine SpectatorFirm and structured, with a mix of ripe currant, cedary oak, herb, anise and spice notes. The tannins are tight, compact and drying on the finish.
Wine AdvocateThe dark ruby-colored 2003 Merlot exhibits smoky aromas of sweet cherries, medium body, straightforward flavors, and a short finish.