2002 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Howell Mountain
(USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain)
I have to say that Duckhorn is the only Merlot I like but I am starting to feel that its over priced.
Dark ruby. Nose is rich and creamy with ripe cherries and spices and a hint of vanilla.
Medium body, with ripe fruits, nice oak with a good dose of vanilla, little earthy, black olives and spices.
Not real complex and it a nice wine but, again, overpriced at 70 dollars.