Duckhorn Vineyards we have been producing Cabernet Sauvignon since 1978. Bringing together fruit from Estate vineyards and top independent growers, this wine embodies the flavorful complexity of Napa Valley winegrowing, while offering a seamless balance between fruit, oak and tannins. To add nuance to classic Cabernet elements of currant, cherry and plum, the blend also includes Merlot, yielding a layered wine that is approachable in its youth, yet worthy of cellaring.
The 2011 vintage has delivered an elegant, age-worthy and invitingly fragrant expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of red currant, dried cherry, cigar box, cocoa, tobacco leaf and fig compote rise from the glass. On the palate, this wine is fresh and supple with flavors of huckleberry, spiced plum, rhubarb and red currant supported by dusty, fine-grained tannins and hints of cedar and sage.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine(From 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(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/02
Wine Advocate(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 141 on Jun-02
Robert Parker(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 150
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Dec-06