Original
423 Ratings
Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Details

Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) Though still in its youth, this is a wonderfully aromatic and fragrant wine, with vibrant, lifted aromas of spearmint, blackcurrant, violets, graham cracker crumbs and loganberry. On the palate blackberry and blueberry flavors mingle with cocoa and cola notes. Though the tannins impart a touch of youthful dryness, decanting reveals this wine’s classic Cabernet character, with a lovely structure, generous mouth-filling flavors and a long, satisfying finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
    (2006 Vintage) "Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine ( ) in the August 2010 issue. If arguably a slightly smaller scaled wine than its more opulent mates
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) "A bold, rich, massive expression of exuberant Cabernet, with layers of concentrated currant, blackberry, spice and wild berry flavors that offer a mix of power and finesse, easing up a bit on the finish, where the tannins are ripe and firm. Best from 2006 through 2012. 2,642 cases made."
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/02
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 141 on Jun-02
  • Robert Parker
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 150