This bold and age-worthy wine brings together grapes from three Estate vineyards to offer a classic expression of Nap...Read more...
Food Pairings for Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate Grown
Rocky, earthy backbone around bright red and black fruit like berries and currants. Mid palate brings some hints of mocha and cocoa and they last through the finish. - Tasted at winery 4/18/10
Our Estate Grown wines are blended using only the finest lots from our Napa Valley Estate Program, which is comprised of seven properties totaling 175 planted vine acres and featuring a diversity of soil types, elevations and microclimates. These mountain and valley floor vineyards are meticulously farmed by our experienced in-house vineyard team to ensure excellence throughout the viticultural process. The team harvests the grapes at optimal maturity, going through vineyard sites several times, picking only the ripe fruit with each pass. In any given harvest we have 30 or more separate lots of Estate wine. The final blend for this wine is approachable in its youth, with a soft texture and notable finesse, while still possessing the structure to age for a decade or longer.
This bold and age-worthy wine brings together grapes from three Estate vineyards to offer a classic expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Showcasing Monitor Ledge’s bright red fruit, Rector Creek’s darker red fruit elements, and Patzimaro’s sophisticated mineral, earth and olive character, the final blend displays nuance and varietal integrity. On the palate, subtle notes of herb, spice, toffee and mocha mingle with layers of cassis, currant and black raspberry to add complexity and elegance.
3,294 cases produced.
Aged 18 months in French Oak.
Notes: 100% French Oak Château-style barrels (60 gallons) Barrel Aging: 18 months Age of Barrels: 100% new
|Alcohol: 14.5%||pH: 3.45|
|Total Acidity: .64 grams per liter|
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