Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot 2012, Susanne’s Wine Pick

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

 Merlot Madness and Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot 2012.

I know Merlot Madness was back in October but what can I say, I can be slow out of the gate sometimes, my wine pick comes from a winery that is renown for being the benchmark for this varietal, served at Presidential nominations and the white house. It is a treat for this time of year, at $59.95 a bottle in our market, but delish, share with your wine loving friends, or not, keep for yourself, just kidding, the wine is from the Napa Valley, it is the Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot 2012.

On this week’s radio show… Holiday hits! What will be in your glass this season?


Listen to my wine review at 4:44 minutes in the show

A Merlot Blend
—VINTAGES#: 992529   STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth  $59.95

A fresh style of Merlot with light chocolate and blueberry character. Medium body, firm tannins and a crisp finish, full bodied, smooth.

And we interviewed the winemaker Renee Ary, a brilliant winemaker, she’s been at Duckhorn for about 12 years now and guides the entire Duckhorn portfolio.


Renée Ary joins the Duckhorn Vineyards team under then winemaker, Mark Beringer. Throughout her first decade at Duckhorn Vineyards, Renée learns every detail of production moving from lab manager to enologist to assistant winemaker to associate winemaker in charge of Duckhorn’s Sauvignon Blanc and Monitor Ledge Vineyard wines.

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