(From 2001 Vintage) Our Patzimaro Vineyard is located in the St. Helena appellation at the base of Spring Mountain. The site was named after the town of Patzimaro de Aviña in honor of the Hurtado Family, an essential part of the Duckhorn Vineyards winemaking team who migrated from this small village to the Napa Valley in 1987. The vineyard enjoys high daytime temperatures that help to fully ripen the grapes and cool evenings that allow the fruit to retain the natural acidity needed to create balanced, elegantly structured wines.
(From 2007 Vintage) From its signature elements of olive, earth, black truffle and thyme to its enticing layers of black currant, caramel and dark red fruit, this wine possesses a robust structure and a finish that seems to linger for an eternity. To add even more depth, complexity and compelling mid-palate structure, the final blend incorporates Cabernet Franc.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Dec-06
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/01