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Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

$67.00
Wine Spectator
90

Wine & Spirits 
94

WINE PROFILE

Production Notes
Varietal Composition: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot
Winemaker Notes
Lush, energetic and intense, this gorgeous Cabernet begins with aromas of blackberry, huckleberry and chocolate, as well as hints of mint, cardamom, clove and graham cracker. On the palate it displays lovely brightness, with firm, resolved tannins framing flavors of boysenberry and black currant. As it evolves in the glass, subtle sweet and savory notes are revealed, carrying the wine to a long, focused finish.
Production
The 2017 growing season began with abundant winter rains, followed by a warm, dry spring that led to a perfectly timed budbreak. In addition to replenishing the water table, the early season rains produced robust canopies, which provided invaluable shade during a week-long heat event that kicked harvest into gear during the last week of August. This was followed by a much-needed cooldown that allowed the vines to recuperate, while also giving us extra hangtime for flavor development and tannin resolution. We harvested throughout September and into early October, with the grapes showing lovely ripeness and quality, yielding plush, polished and wonderfully complex wines.

WINE SPECS

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Acid
0.59g/100ml
pH
3.70
Aging
Aged 16 months in 100% French oak 50% new
Alcohol %
14.5